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Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa tests positive for virus, is asymptomatic

Sources from the Chief Minister's Office told indianexpress.com that Yediyurappa had not developed symptoms yet, but was advised hospitalisation "to avoid risk."

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: August 3, 2020 8:13:35 am
B S Yediyurappa, Karnataka CM, Coronavirus positive, Covid cases, Indian express news Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had gone on self-quarantine twice before in the last two months, once each in June and July. (File)

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.”

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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.

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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