Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19

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Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah has tested positive for Covid-19. 

 

Taking to Twitter, Siddaramaiah said he has been admitted to the hospital on medical advice.

The Congress leader asked all those who came in contact with him to check out for symptoms and 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,” he tweeted.

Siddaramaiah's son said that his father underwent Corona antigen test after he developed fever yesterday. 

 "Siddaramaiah is doing well and is stable currently. He is undergoing appropriate evaluation and management by a multidisciplinary team of doctors," Manipal Hospital in a statement said.

On Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The chief minister added that though he was fine, he was being hospitalised as a precaution on the advice of doctors.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, is also undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection at the same Hospital.

According to the report from the hospital authorities, the Chief Minister is in clinically stable condition.

77-year-old CM also asked all those who had come in contact with him to go for 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”, he had tweeted.

On Monday, Karnataka recorded 4,752 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1,39,571. The total number of deaths in the southern state stands at 2,594.

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