Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for COVID-19; admitted to govt hospital in Bengaluru

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The health minister said that he developed a fever on Sunday following which he underwent medical examination and his results came out positive

Karnataka's Health Minister B Sriramulu tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a government hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Sriramulu himself announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital for further treatment in a series of tweets.

The health minister said that he developed a fever on Sunday following which he underwent medical examination and his results came out positive.

Sriramulu had toured all the 30 districts of the state to review the COVID-19 treatment and the facilities.

"At a time when I am touring all districts across the state to ensure citizens receive the best of treatment as per the government's aspirations, I have been forced to undergo a test of strength. I am being admitted into a hospital for further treatment," Sriramulu said in a tweet after he confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID19.

Unlike his counterparts, Sriramulu chose to get admitted to a government hospital in Bengaluru. The Minister is undergoing treatment at Bowring Hospital in Shivajinagar of Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Leader of Opposition and Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah are yet to be discharged.

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