KANYAKUMARI: Nagercoil MLA N Suresh Rajan (DMK) on Monday tested positive for Covid-19 and was shifted to Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital in Asaripallam.
He is the second MLA in the district after Killiyoor MLA S Rajesh Kumar (Congress) to test positive for the viral infection. Rajesh Kumar tested positive on Sunday and was taken to the same hospital.
A DMK functionary in Nagercoil town who was closely moving Suresh Rajan had tested positive a couple of days ago. Though the MLA was asymptomatic, samples were collected from him on Monday morning as he was a contact. Result showing his positivity was declared in the evening.
Health department officials were in the process of tracing the close contacts of the MLAs and testing them.
Their contacts in the recent days have been asked to stay under home quarantine till they tested negative.
Nagercoil municipality workers were in the process of disinfecting the locality near the district collectorate where the residence of Suresh Rajan is located.

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