New Delhi (NVI): Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered Biocon Ltd late yesterday night said that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
Taking to twitter, Shaw wrote, “I have added to the Covid count by testing positive. Mild symptoms n I hope it stays that way.”
I have added to the Covid count by testing positive. Mild symptoms n I hope it stays that way.
— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) August 17, 2020
After Shaw’s tweet, several people wished her speedy recovery.
“So sorry to hear this, Kiran Shaw. We need you hale & hearty soon! Be well my friend,” tweeted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
So sorry to hear this, @KiranShaw. We need you hale & hearty soon! Be well my friend.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 17, 2020
Mazumdar-Shaw is latest among a group of high-profile persons in Karnataka who have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days. Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Health Minister Sriramulu as well as former CM Siddaramaiah tested positive for the virus.
Moreover, Biocon is one of the companies looking to develop a vaccine to fight COVID-19.
Karnataka’s coronavirus tally rose to 2,33,283, while 113 fresh fatalities pushed it’s COVID-19 death toll to 4,062.