TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19

He has been advised home isolation

Banwarilal-Purohit (File) Banwarilal Purohit | PTI

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

The hospital issued a statement saying 81-years-old Purohit is asymptomatic and is stable. He has been advised home isolation.

He will be monitored by a medical team of the hospital, according to the statement.

Earlier, Purohit had isolated himself after three more people in the Raj Bhavan in Chennai tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, Raj Bhavan medical officer had carried out regular health checkup of the Governor and found him "fit and healthy."

Meanwhile, 84 security and fire services personnel deployed in Raj Bhavan had tested positive on July 23, but the Governor's office had then said none of them came into contact with Purohit or senior officials.

Tamil Nadu has, so far, reported over 2.5 lakh COVID-19 case, with Chennai alone registering over one lakh cases.

(With PTI inputs)