A DMK functionary, who threw a party to about 250 people on his birthday near Gummidipoondi, has tested positive for COVID-19. Police have booked him under four sections, while a list of party attendees is being prepared to subject them for virus tests.
Though lockdown is in effect across the State and gathering of people is prohibited, the social distancing factor went for a toss during the bash and all of them were served biriyani, according to sources.
However, Gunasekar andone of his friends from Pathirivedu, who was also part of the birthday bash, tested positive for COVID on Sunday. Also, another guest, a 50-year-old block development officer in Gummidipoondi, tested positive for coronavirus, which has sent jitters among others who attended the birthday party.
While Health officials are preparing a list of participants of the birthday bash, Gunasekar has been booked under four sections including the Epidemics Act and on charges of violating the lockdown by Arambakkkam police. Further investigations are on.