DMK leader dies of Covid-19

Chennai: An office-bearer of the main opposition DMK has succumbed to Covid-19. Jayachandran (56), town secretary of Kaliyakkavilai unit DMK in Kanyakumari district, was recently tested positive for coronavirus.

He was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Today, he died without responding to treatment.

Only on Sunday, three more DMK MLAs tested positive for Covid-19, taking the number of DMK legislators who have tested positive to eight.

P Karthikeyan, MLA for Vellore, R Gandhi, MLA of Ranipet and Krishnagiri MLA Senguttuvan have tested positive for the virus.

With this, the number of legislators who have tested positive in the State has risen to 17.