Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for Covid-19 | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in a late-night tweet on Sunday said he has tested positive for Covid-19 pandemic and is being hospitalised on a “precautionary” basis.
According to the CMO, the CM’s test results came positive as part of the once a week test for Covid-19 conducted on him, apart from the once in 15 days test on CMO officials, conducted by the health department. The results were made available at 10pm on Sunday night.

I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommenda… https://t.co/dVVsuhUmcN

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— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) 1596391233000

In his tweet, Yediyurappa said: “I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine.”
CMO officials say Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal hospital as a precautionary measure and has till now shown no symptoms of the virus.
At least three of his colleagues — CT Ravi, Anand Singh and BC Patil — had tested positive for Covid-19 in the recent month.
He is the second chief minister, after his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan, to be infected with the coronavirus.
Yediyurappa at 77 is one of the oldest CMs in the country and falls under the “vulnerable category”.





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