Coronavirus: Karnataka animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chavan tests positive for COVID-19

First Published 10, Sep 2020, 1:06 PM

Officials said Prabhu Chavan had been under home quarantine in Bidar after his staff tested positive on Tuesday.
 

<p>Karnataka Animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chavan has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Thursday (September 10).</p>

Karnataka Animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chavan has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Thursday (September 10).

<p>The minister underwent a test on Wednesday after his car driver, his gunman and personal assistant had contracted the infection and the result came out positive.<br />
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The minister underwent a test on Wednesday after his car driver, his gunman and personal assistant had contracted the infection and the result came out positive.
 

<p>Officials said Chavan had been under home quarantine in Bidar after his staff tested positive on Tuesday.</p>

Officials said Chavan had been under home quarantine in Bidar after his staff tested positive on Tuesday.

<p>The minister's office has requested all those who had come into contact with him recently to undergo tests and take precautions.</p>

The minister's office has requested all those who had come into contact with him recently to undergo tests and take precautions.

<p>Chavan is the new addition to the list of ministers in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet who had tested positive for coronavirus.<br />
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Chavan is the new addition to the list of ministers in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet who had tested positive for coronavirus.
 

<p>Recently Labour minister A Shivaram Hebbar, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister K S Eshwarappa and Women and Child Development minister Shashikala Jolle had tested positive for COVID-19.</p>

Recently Labour minister A Shivaram Hebbar, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister K S Eshwarappa and Women and Child Development minister Shashikala Jolle had tested positive for COVID-19.

<p>Last month, BS Yediyurappa, Health minister B Sriramulu, Tourism minister CT Ravi, Agriculture minister BC Patil, Forest minister Anand Singh were among those who had tested positive and have now recovered.</p>

Last month, BS Yediyurappa, Health minister B Sriramulu, Tourism minister CT Ravi, Agriculture minister BC Patil, Forest minister Anand Singh were among those who had tested positive and have now recovered.

<p>As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Karnataka currently has 96,937 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,08,573 people have been cured/discharged. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state is 6,680.</p>

As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Karnataka currently has 96,937 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,08,573 people have been cured/discharged. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state is 6,680.

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