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DMK MP Kanimozhi, other Covid-19 affected people in TN vote wearing PPE kit

DMK Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi, who is being treated for Covid-19, on Tuesday voted at a polling station by wearing the Personal Protective Equipment kit

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DMK MP K Kanimozhi, wearing a PPE kit at a polling station in Mylapore, shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Chennai | Photo: PTI
DMK MP K Kanimozhi, wearing a PPE kit at a polling station in Mylapore, shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Chennai | Photo: PTI

DMK Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi, who

is being treated for COVID-19, on Tuesday voted at a polling station here by wearing the Personal Protective Equipment kit.

Also, a number of others being treated for the virus voted here and in other parts of Tamil Nadu.

Kanimozhi, also DMK's women's wing secretary, arrived in an ambulance from the hospital where she is being treated for the infection and voted with the PPE kit on. She had tested positive for the virus on April 3.

Ahead of the arrival of people infected with the coronavirus, all personnel in polling stations donned the PPE kits and facilitated their voting.

The premises were sanitised later.

The last hour (6 pm-7 pm) of polling was earmarked for COVID-19-infected voters or those suspected to be infected by the virus.

The total number of people, who chose to vote using PPEs despite being infected by the virus, is not known immediately.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, April 06 2021. 20:17 IST
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