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Coronavirus: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

The former chief minister is the second high-profile political leader from Karnataka to confirm testing positive for COVID-19; earlier chief minister Yediyurappa had tweeted similar news.

Coronavirus Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 4, 2020, 8:37 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah confirmed on Tuesday (August 4) that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Siddaramaiah said he has been admitted to the hospital on medical advice and urged all those who recently got in touch with him to monitor their symptoms.

“I have been tested positive for #Covid19 & also been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a precaution. I request all those who had come in contact with me to check out for symptoms & to quarantine themselves,” his tweet read.

Siddaramaiah has been admitted to hospital following doctors advice as a precaution. 

This comes a day after Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tested positive for coronavirus.

“I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol,” Karti tweeted on Monday.

Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa were reported to be among prominent political leaders who have tested positive for coronavirus on August 2.

A day after Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa was admitted to hospital after testing COVID-19 positive, Yediyurappa released a video statement from the hospital and said that he is fine, there's nothing to worry. He also appealed to the public to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

“After I got tested positive for COVID-19 I have been admitted to the hospital, the doctors who examined me have assured me that there is nothing to worry about and I will recover very soon,” he added in the statement.

Siddaramaiah had wished Yediyurappa a speedy recovery. "I wish Shri. BS Yediyurappa a speedy recovery & to return with good health to continue his work for the people," he had said in a tweet.

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