Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tests COVID-19 positive, admitted to hospital
The 71-year-old Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly has requested all those who have come into contact with him to quarantine themselves
Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors.
The 71-year-old leader of opposition in the state Assembly has requested all those who have come into contact with him to quarantine themselves.
I have been tested positive for #Covid19 & also been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a precaution.
I request all those who had come in contact with me to check out for symptoms & to quarantine themselves.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) August 4, 2020
Siddaramaiah's son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah said his father had a fever since Monday morning and was admitted to hospital in the night. "He was confirmed with corona infection after the antigen test was conducted," he said in a tweet.
Siddaramaiah has also been admitted to Manipal Hospital where Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is undergoing treatment for coronavirus .
Yediyurappa was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night after he tested positive for coronavirus , and doctors have said he was "doing well" and is "clinically stable".
State Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar tweeted wishing for Siddaramaiah's speedy recovery and said he was in constant touch with Manipal hospital doctors. "His (Siddaramaiah) health is stable and there is no need to worry."
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