NAGAPATTINAM: Lok Sabha member representing Nagapattinam, M Selvaraj tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. He is the first elected representative in district to get affected by the virus. Selvaraj took part in opinion hearing meetings in Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai on June 30 where several elected representatives and senior officials were present.
“I was feeling feverish after attending the meetings and went for test the next day. The result was declared on Sunday,” Selvaraj told TNIE.
The MP was admitted in Thanjavur Medical College Hospital (TMCH).
District Epidemiologist Dr A Liakath Ali said he hoped those who participated in the meetings will likely take volunter for test.
Among those present in the two meetings were S Ramalingam - Member of Parliament (Mayiladuthurai), OS Manian (Handlooms and Textiles Minister), U Madhivanan (MLA- Kilvelur), V Radhakrishnan (Member of Legislative Assembly - Mayiladuthurai), PV Bharathi (MLA - Sirkazhi),
S Pounraj (MLA- Poompuhar). K Phanindra Reddy- Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Praveen P Nair District Collector-Nagapattinam), R Lalitha (Mayiladuthurai Special Officer ), MS Prasanth (Additonal Collector-Nagapattinam ), Rupesh Kumar Meena (Deputy Inspector General of Police -Thanjavur range), and Dr N Shreenatha. (SP - Mayiladuthurai).
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