Hours after BS Yediyurappa's video message, Karnataka CM's daughter, 6 CMO staffers test COVID-19 positive

In a video message on Monday, BSY said that he is in 'good spirits with mild symptoms' and will get back to duties soon. He urged people to follow social distancing norms

Asian News International August 03, 2020 19:13:41 IST
Hours after BS Yediyurappa's video message, Karnataka CM's daughter, 6 CMO staffers test COVID-19 positive

Bengaluru: A day after Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus, his daughter and six members of the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) have also tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

"Six staff members at Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's office test positive for COVID19. One of his daughters has also tested positive for the infection," the CMO said in a statement.

Issuing a statement from his hospital bed, Yediyurappa said, "After being hospitalised on the advice of doctors, I am in good spirits with mild symptoms. I am grateful for all your good wishes and blessings and will get back to my duties soon. I urge everyone to wear masks, maintain social distance and take all precautions to fight Corona."

Yediyurappa announced the news on Twitter on late Sunday night.

"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," his tweet read.

Out of the total confirmed cases of 1,34,819, the state currently has 74,598 active cases. A total of 57,725 have recovered, while 2,496 have succumbed to the pandemic.

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