NEW DELHI, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Banwarilal Purohit, governor of India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, confirmed an official at his office.
He was taken to a local hospital after some employees of his office had tested positive for the virus a couple of days ago.
Media reports also quoted a statement from the hospital as saying that Purohit has tested positive for COVID-19.
"The governor's condition is mild, asymptomatic and he is clinically stable," a hospital official reportedly said.
Purohit is the second senior leader in India to have tested positive for COVID-19. Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive also on Sunday.
Earlier on Sunday, a lady minister in northern state of Uttar Pradesh died of COVID-19.