The Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, tested positive for the novel Coronavirus on Monday. The Minister was tested on Sunday as a part of the routine testing that the cabinet staff has to undergo. He was admitted to Manipal hospital immediately, where his test results turned out positive today. The minister, reportedly, is currently stable and is being monitored closely by the hospital.
The news came after Yediyurappa took twitter to inform that he has contacted the COVID-19 infection. While announcing his test results and his current condition, the minister urged people, who have come in contact with him in the past few days, to “be observant and exercise self-quarantine”.
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
After his test results, the chief minister’s daughter was also tested and her results turned out to be positive. While, his son tested negative for the Coronavirus infection. Yediyurappa’s daughter, Padmavathi was also admitted to the Manipal hospital immediately.
Yediyurappa’s news flashed a few hours after the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, tested positive for the COVID-19 on Sunday. The minister also took twitter on Sunday to announce that he has contacted the infection. He had also claimed to be “fine” and assured that he was admitted to the hospital only on the doctors’ advice.
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की सलाह पर अस्पताल में भर्ती हो रहा हूँ। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 2, 2020
Earlier last month, one of BS Yediyurappa’s house-cum-office staff had also turned positive for the infection. In a statement, the minister said “I am going to discharge my duties from home from today for the next few days in view of some of the staff in the office-cum-residence testing positive”, as reported by NDTV.
It has also been reported that the Karnataka Chief Minister met Governor Vajubhai Vala and state home minister Basavaraj Bommai in a meeting on Friday.
The novel Coronavirus has so far infected over 1,24,000 people and has claimed over 2,000 lives in the state of Karnataka alone and about 1.8 million people across the country have contacted the disease so far.