Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi tests positive for COVID-19

South India

CT Ravi, Minister for Tourism, Kannada and Culture in Karnataka tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.


However, his wife and staff members have tested negative.

"Yesterday, I along with my wife Pallavi and my staff members underwent COVID19 test. Fortunately, my wife Pallavi and all my staff members are tested Negative. Third umpire's result for me has confirmed that I'm Covid Positive. However, I'm feeling absolutely fine," he said in a tweet.

"For now, I'll continue to work from here and undergo treatment. Very soon, I'll get cured and come back to work with you all," he added.

He had given swab samples for Covid-19 test thrice in the last one week. 

The samples had tested negative on July 6 and the second sample was tested positive. To reconfirm, the third sample was tested on Sunday.

Earlier, the tourism Minister had said that he was awaiting the results of the samples drawn for the third time for Covid-19 test.

 "I have given my swab for the third time for testing. In the two tests conducted in the last one week, one sample tested positive. Once again I have given my swab on Sunday and waiting for third umpire result," he had tweeted.

Karnataka on Sunday registered 71 COVID-19 deaths, its highest single day count, and 2,627 fresh cases, pushing the tally of infections in the state to 38,843. The total positive cases include 22,746 active cases and 15,409 discharges.


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