Bengaluru: Karnataka deputy chief minister Govind M Karjol has said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The deputy CM made the announcement on his Twitter handle on September 22.

"The COVID-19 test has confirmed me to be positive and I have been hospitalised on the advice of a doctor even though I had no symptoms".

 

Govind Karjol appealed to those who had come in contact with him to exercise caution and undergo tests and get themselves quarantined.

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The deputy CM holds the portfolio of public works department and social welfare and had also attended the Assembly proceedings on Monday.

Earlier, chief minister Yediyurappa and a few other ministers, including another deputy chief minister CN Ashwath Narayan, home minister Basavaraj Bommai, forest minister Anand Singh, tourism minister C T Ravi and agriculture minister BC Patil, had tested positive for coronavirus and have recovered.