Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.
He tweeted, “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.”
The 77-year-old had self-isolated himself a couple of weeks ago after several staff members at his home office tested Covid positive. He had, however, returned to official duties after barely three days.
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Several of Yediyurappa’s cabinet colleagues have tested positive for the virus, with state Agriculture Minister B C Patil testing positive on Satu-rday and Tourism Minister C T Ravi recovering from the disease a few weeks ago.
Yediyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala over the weekend, triggering speculation of a pending cabinet expansion. However, as he is expected to be in quarantine for at least 10 days, a decision on cabinet expansion is likely to be further delayed.
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