Kerala Ministers MM Mani and KT Jaleel were tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the number of the Pinarayi Viijayan cabinet to be affected by virus to 5.
MM Mani, who himself announced the development through a Facebook post, has been admitted to the government Medical College Hospital here.
Kerala Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was also tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday evening.
Mani requested all those who had come in contact with himin the past few days to be on guard. Earlier, three ministers — Thomas Isaac (Finance), EP Jayarajan (Industries) and V S Sunil Kumar (Agriculture) –had tested positive for the coronavirus and all of them have recovered.
Kerala has been witnessing a sharp spike in COVID-cases in recent weeks and its tally stood at 2,40,799 as of Tuesday.