New Delhi (NVI): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today tested positive for COVID-19. The 78-year-old leader was earlier hospitalised on August 2, 2020 after he had tested positive for the virus.
In a brief post, Yediyurappa informed that he got himself tested on getting mild fever, adding that his report has come out positive. He said he is doing fine.
However, has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors.
The Karnataka chief minister also requested those who have come in contact with him recently to go into self-quarantine.
“Upon having mild fever, today I got tested for Covid-19 and my report has come out positive. Although I am doing fine, I am being hospitalised based on the advise of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine,” Yediyurappa tweeted.
The chief minister had been campaigning over the last few days in the north Karnataka constituencies that are voting in bypolls on Saturday.
BS Yediyurappa had got himself inoculated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on March 12 and was administered Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
The news came a few hours after Mr Yediyurappa chaired an emergency meeting with Health Minister K Sudhakar and top officials to discuss the Covid situation in the state.
The chief minister has so far ruled out lockdown but curfew is in place in seven cities till the 20th.
According to the Union Health Ministry, Karnataka is among the 10 states that have shown a steep rise in daily new Covid-19 cases accounting for 79.10 per cent of the new infections.
The other nine states are, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.