Thoothukudi MP and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) women’s wing president Kanimozhi, currently undergoing treatment for coronavirus, reached her polling booth in Mylapore and voted while wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Tuesday.
The state also witnessed several virus-positive patients casting their votes in the last hour of the polling day across Tamil Nadu. Kanimozhi arrived in an ambulance. She extensively campaigned across state ahead of the elections, and tested positive for the virus on April 3.
In a tweet, she had said, "I was able to vote today, despite my health condition. Thanks to the Election Commission for ensuring that being unwell was not an impediment to choosing our next Government."
The other COVID positive patients were also permitted to cast their votes. Ahead of the arrival of people infected with the coronavirus, all personnel in polling stations donned PPE kits and facilitated their voting. The premises were sanitised later.
The total number of people, who chose to vote using PPEs despite being infected by the virus, is not known immediately.