Coronavirus: Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel tests positive for COVID-19
The leader took to Twitter to confirm that he tested positive with any symptoms and is receiving treatment at the hospital
Karnataka BJP state unit President Nalin Kumar Kateel on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to hospital with no symptoms.
“I underwent COVID-19 test and the reports have come out as positive. Despite being asymptomatic, on the advice of the doctors, I’m getting hospitalised,” Kateel, also a member of Lok Sabha from Dakshina Kannada constituency, tweeted.
Expressing confidence that with the blessings and good wishes from everyone he will recover and get back soon, the 53-year-old requested all those who had come in contact with him to be cautious.
Kateel, who recently completed one year in the party post, has been travelling across the state and holding meetings at several districts strengthening the organisation.
Earlier several senior politicians in the state including chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, Congress state President DK Shivakumar had tested positive for coronavirus.
While Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah have been discharged, Shivakumar is undergoing treatment.
Several ministers of the state government, also legislators have tested positive and are under medication.