Two MLAs test Corona positive ahead of New Year session of Tamilnadu Assembly

Two MLAs, one from the ruling DMK and another from its ally, Congress, have tested positive for COVID-19 on the eve of the New Year session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

The assembly will meet on Wednesday with the customary New Year address by Governor RN Ravi, his first after assuming office and the first after the DMK came to power.

DMK legislator M Prabhakaran, from Perambalur, was infected. He has been admitted to a private hospital in Tiruchy for treatment, while his personal assistant and car driver were admitted to the Perambalur GH.
In the second case, Congress MLA, T Ramachandran, representing Aranthangi, has quarantined himself on being diagnosed with mild infection for COVID.
Though the venue for the session was initially planned in the Assembly chamber within the Fort St. George campus, the decision was revised and eventually Kalaivanar Arangam was chosen, in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State.