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

Press Trust of India August 04, 2020 11:59:57 IST
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tests COVID-19 positive, admitted to hospital

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.

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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