Bengaluru, August 2: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus. Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. The Karnataka CM took to Twitter to inform about his health condition. He also asked people who had come in close contact with him to go into self-quarantine.
Yediyurappa tweeted, “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.” Karnataka Won't See Lockdown at Any Cost, Couldn't Fulfil People's Expectations Due to COVID-19, Says CM Yediyurappa on One Year of BJP Govt.
Tweet by BS Yediyurappa:
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.
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) August 2, 2020
The Karnataka CM was under self-isolation for some time in July after at least 10 staff members at his office-cum-residence ’Krishna’ were diagnosed with COVID-19. On Saturday, Karnataka's Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil and his wife Vanaja were also tested positive for COVID-19. Amit Shah Tests Positive For Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mamata Banerjee And Other Political Leaders Wish For Home Minister's Speedy Recovery.
With 5,532 new COVID-19 cases, Karnataka's tally has touched 1,34,819, while 84 more people have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, an health official said on Sunday. According to the state health department, of the total positive cases 74,590 are active, while over 57,000 patients have been discharged until now. The state's death toll has increased to 2,496 since March 9.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also tested positive for COVID-19. Shah is currently undergoing treatment at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital. His condition is reported to be stable. The Union Home Minister asked people who came in contact with him in the past few days to go into quarantine.
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