Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, wife test positive for COVID-19
While the JD(S) patriarch urged all party workers not to panic, BS Yediyurappa wished him and his wife speedy recovery
Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday said he and his wife Chennamma have tested positive for COVID-19 .
"My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID- 19. We are self-isolating along with other family members," the 87-year-old JD(S) patriarch tweeted.
"I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic," he added.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has wished for the speedy recovery of the former prime minister and his wife.
'How many more have to die?': Karnataka HC condemns Centre over oxygen supply policy after 24 die in Chamarajanagar
This comes on the same day that the oxygen crisis deepened in certain parts of Karnataka including the state capital with hospitals openly raising concern over the gap in oxygen supply
At the city's Chamrajpet crematorium, authorities had to put up a 'housefull' sign and families were told to wait with bodies in ambulances to avoid overcrowding
The development comes on the heels of deaths of 24 COVID-19 patients in Chamarajanagar district allegedly due to oxygen shortage