The chief of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Vijayakant tested positive for coronavirus in Chennai on Wednesday. The leader is currently receiving treatment at the MIOT hospital in Manapakkam in Chennai. The actor-turned-politician has long been suffering from kidney and liver-related ailments.
The hospital in a statement that the politician is completely stable and is expected to make a full recovery.
It is suspected that he may have contracted the infection during the celebrations held at DMDK party office in Koyambedu. On September 14, the party recently held celebrations for the 16th annual day of DMDK. The celebration was attended by DMDK leader Vijayakant, his wife and DMDK women’s wing leader Premalatha Vijayakant and DMDK leader Sudhish. Vijayakant hoisted the party flag at the party office and also issued a statement claiming that DMDK will win with a huge margin in 2021 elections.