Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID-19

The 77-year-old took to his Twitter to request that those who were in contact with him to be observant and quaratine themselves
Written By Bhavana Sharma | Updated: August 03, 2020 10:42 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night and has been hospitalised.

Yediyurappa took to his Twitter handle to share the news and wrote, “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.” (sic)
This 77-year-old leader though is asymptomatic and was rushed to Manipal hospital as per doctor’s advice.
Last month driver, chef and personal assistant of the chief minister were tested positive for coronavirus, forcing him to restrict his movement between his official residence Kaveri and home office Krishna.
Higher education minister Sudhakar and a few other ministers have undergone quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19 patients. In Karnataka, two ministers C T Ravi and BC Patil have tested positive for coronavirus, and two MLCs M K Paramesh and Ivan D Souza.