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.
Karnataka Animal husbandry minister Prabhu Chavan has tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Thursday (September 10).
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.
Officials said Chavan had been under home quarantine in Bidar after his staff tested positive on Tuesday.
The minister's office has requested all those who had come into contact with him recently to undergo tests and take precautions.
Chavan is the new addition to the list of ministers in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet who had tested positive for coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.