Bengaluru: 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.

Yediyurappa also said that political leaders like BJP National President JP Nadda, Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, Former Prime minister HD Deve Gowda, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and several pontiffs of various mutts have wished him.

 

The chief minister also said that he is in touch with senior officers from the government to ensure the administration does not suffer.

Amidst all this, he again urged the people of the state to maintain social distance and always wear a face mask to keep coronavirus at bay. He said this is the only way we can fight and defeat the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa's daughter too tested positive for COVID-19. She has been admitted to the hospital, said Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru. His son and MLA BY Vijayendra went into quarantine for seven days from August 3.

Yediyurappa had attended various programmes last week, including the inauguration of the work on the Bengaluru Bio-life-sciences Park on July 29.

On July 31, he met Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, triggering speculations of a pending Cabinet expansion. He also met some of his Cabinet colleagues.

However, the Governor tested negative for coronavirus on August 3.