After Yediyurappa, Cong leader Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

The opposition leader has been admitted to Bengaluru’s Manipal Hospital where the chief minister is being treated

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The Congress leader took an antigen test after developing a fever. Photo: Facebook.

Two days after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for COVID-19, former chief minister and opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday (August 4) tweeted that he has tested positive for the virus and has been admitted to the hospital.

“I have been tested positive for COVID-19 & 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.

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Both Yediyurappa (77) and Siddaramaiah (71) have been admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru.

Siddaramaiah’s son, Yathindra, a doctor by profession, said his father had a fever since Monday and was hospitalised overnight after a corona antigen test confirmed him positive for COVID-19.

Chief minister Yediyurappa wished Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda wished Siddaramaiah a speedy recovery.

The Manipal Hospital in its health bulletin said Yediyurappa was clinically stable. The chief minister advised all those who came in contact with him to go under self-quarantine. Four days ago, Yediyurappa, along with deputy chief minister Ashwathnarayan met Dr Kasturirangan and felicitated him for his contribution to the National Education Policy unveiled by the Centre.

Many of the state legislators had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past month. It includes Karnataka forest minister Anand Singh, Tourism minister CT Ravi, agriculture minister BC Patil, Congress legislators Ajay Singh (Jewargi), TD Raje Gowda (Sringeri) and Abbayya Prasad (Hubballi-Dharwad East) tested positive for the disease.

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