Bengaluru: Karnataka deputy chief minister CN Ashwath Narayan has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

The deputy chief minister reportedly got himself tested ahead of the monsoon session of the legislature.

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Announcing the news on his Twitter handle, the deputy CM wrote “In anticipation of the upcoming Assembly sessions, I underwent a #COVID19 test on Saturday and my results have returned positive. I am asymptomatic and will be under home isolation. I request those who have come in contact with me to take the necessary precautions”.


Earlier this week, Home minister Basavaraj Bommai and Food & Civil Supplies minister K Gopalaiah had also tested positive for Covid-19.

While Bommai is under home isolation, Gopalaiah said he was undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri along with other political leaders underwent a COVID-19 test on September 18 ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of the Assembly.