8 samples tested negative : TN Health Minister

Chennai: Samples of eight people for suspected corona virus have tested negative, Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar said today.

Announcing the test results, ” #Coronaupdate:Let me share a good news, 8 samples that were in process for #Covid19 is tested NEGATIVE. This includes seven samples of close contacts of the patient at @RGGH”, he said in a tweet.”This confirms there are NO new cases of #coronavirus in TN. Stringent screening continues,” he added.

The samples belong to those who travelled with the affected man, currently undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and his family members.

The wife of state’s first corona virus patient has already tested negative, while the affected patient, a 45 year old man was “out of danger”.