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Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy tests Covid positive

Filed on April 8, 2021

Congress leader likely to be shifted to hospital.

Two time former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who has been suffering from fever for the past two days tested Covid-19 positive on Thursday.

Though his family is preferring to keep him at his house but sources close to him say he might be moved to a private hospital shortly.

The 77-year-old top most Congress leader of the state was the most sought after party politician for the past three weeks during the assembly election campaign and was literally travelling across the state.

On election day on April 6, Chandy looked weak and was waiting for his turn to cast his vote at his home turf Puthupally in Kottayam district aiming for his 12th successive electoral victory.

Following that he returned to his home in the state capital city and was resting and with fever continuing to rise, doctors attended to him on Thursday and advised that he be shifted to a hospital.

Earlier today, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to his Facebook page to announce that has tested positive for coronavirus.

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