The staffer was undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
A 56-year-old staffer at the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s office succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The man was employed as a senior private secretary to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in Chennai. He was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH). He died in the early hours of Wednesday at the hospital.
The Chief Minister expressed his deepest sympathies to the deceased’s family, in a statement released on Wednesday. He also promised a government job to one member from his family, based on their eligibility.
According tonews reports, the victim was one of the five staff members in the Chief Minister’s office who had tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days. Following a high number of infections at the Secretariat, an elaborate disinfection process was carried out in the premises on Saturday and Sunday. Two days ago, the Press Room at the Secretariat was also closed after a photographer of the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) tested positive for novel coronavirus.