Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for COVID-19

B Sriramulu has been admitted to the Government Bowring hospital in Bengaluru for treatment

B Sriramulu is the fifth minister in Karnataka to have tested positive for the virus infection. Photo: Twitter

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Sunday (August 9) said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised in Bengaluru.

“Following fever, I got myself tested and found to be infected by coronavirus,” Sriramulu tweeted on Sunday.

He is said to have contracted the disease since he had travelled across all 30 districts in the state.

“From the time of Corona’s appearance, I have had the opportunity to visit the 30 districts and work in harmony with the government’s desire to treat people well. It is in this backdrop that I am going to be hospitalised and treated,” he said in a series of tweets in Kannada.

“All those who have been in contact with me recently have been requested to take precautionary measures,” he added.

He has been admitted to the Government Bowring hospital in the city for treatment.

The Minister said he is praying to God to heal him soon so that he can get back to public work at the earliest.

Sriramulu is the fifth minister in Karnataka to have tested positive for the virus infection.

Prior to him, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Forest Minister Anand Singh, Tourism Minister C T Ravi, and B C Patil were found infected by the virus.

Besides him, leader of opposition Siddaramaiah too tested COVID-19 positive.

Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah are undergoing treatment in a private hospital, where their condition is said to be stable.

(With inputs from agencies)

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