Chennai, Aug 2 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal
Purohit has tested positive for COVID-19, but advised home
isolation since his infection was mild, a city-based private
hospital said on Sunday.
The 80-year old Purohit was on self-isolation since July
29 after three people in the Raj Bhavan tested positive for
A bulletin issued by the Kauvery Hospital where the
Governor underwent further tests on Sunday said he has been
advised home isolation and a medical team would monitor him.
Purohit "tested positive for COVID-19," hospital Executive
Director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj said in the bulletin.
"He is asymptomatic and clinically stable," it said,
adding the Governor underwent further tests and assessment at
the hospital located at Alwarpet area here.
"As the infection is mild, he has been advised home
isolation and will be monitored by the medical team of Kauvery
Hospital," it added.
Purohit had earlier gone on seven-day self-isolation on
July 29 based on doctor's advice after three people in the
Raj Bhavan tested positive for coronavirus.
Earlier, as many as 84 security and fire services
personnel deployed in the Raj Bhavan tested positive for the
virus on July 23, but the Governor's office had then said none
of them came into contact with Purohit or senior officials.