Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress’s Siddaramaiah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Siddaramaiah, the Leader of Opposition in Karnataka, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning and said he has tested positive for Covid-19. “I have been tested positive for Covid19 and 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 and to quarantine themselves," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, suffering from high fever, was admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru around 12 am. “My father had fever since yesterday [Monday] and got admitted to hospital. He got the antigen test and tested positive,” Siddaramaiah's son Yathindra said. He also urged all those who came in contact with his father to quarantine themselves. According to a bulletin issued by the Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru, the former CM was admitted for evaluation of fever and the antigen test showed him positive for Covid-19. “He is doing well and stable currently. He is undergoing appropriate evaluation and management by a multidisciplinary team of doctors,” the hospital said.

Interestingly, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, is also admitted to Manipal Hospital. "I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self quarantine," Yediyurappa had said in his tweet. Yediyurappa was the fourth member of his cabinet to contract the contagious viral disease.

Earlier, Forest Minister Anand Singh, Tourism Minister C T Ravi and Agriculture Minister B C Patil had tested positive for Covid-19. Yediyurappa was in home quarantine a couple of weeks ago after some staff members in his home office were found infected with the virus. The CM, admitted to the Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru, on Monday said there was no need for anyone to worry and he will soon get back to work after recovery. Yediyurappa, admitted to the Manipal hospital in Bengaluru, on Monday said there was no need for anyone to worry and he will soon get back to work after recovery. Meanwhile, doctors on Monday said that Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa was "doing well" and was "clinically stable".