In a major development, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa announced that he has tested positive fort he novel Coronavirus. The 77-year-old Chief Minister took to Twitter to confirm the news. Announcing that he is fine and being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of his doctors, Yediyurappa urged everyone who have been in contact with him to 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
Staff members at the Chief Minister's house had earlier this month tested positive for COVID-19. He had discharged his duties at that time in light of Krishna (staff member) testing positive.
Soon after Yediyurappa's announcement, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and the current leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah wished the CM a speedy recovery.
The development comes shortly after Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP BJP President Swatantra Singh tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day.
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