Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has tested positive for the novel coronavirus for the second time. A statement from the Chief Minister’s office said, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has tested positive and he will be shifted to Manipal hospital from Ramaiah Memorial hospital where he was admitted earlier. “After the Hon’ble CM had fever, he was taken for a checkup to Ramaiah Hospital. His COVID-19 test result returned positive and he is being shifted to Manipal Hospital,” the statement from the CMO said.
The Chief Minister had on Friday morning held an emergency meeting over the COVID-19 situation at his residence. Health Minister K Sudhakar and BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta were also present. Yediyurappa had taken his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 12. He had tested positive for the virus earlier too, in August 2020.
Yediyurappa took to Twitter to confirm that he has COVID-19. “Upon having mild fever, today I got tested for COVID-19 and my report has come out positive. Although I am doing fine, I am being hospitalised based on the advise of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine,” the Karnataka CM tweeted.
He was admitted to Manipal hospital on August 2 and was discharged only on August 10 after he tested negative for the virus.
Yediyurappa has been campaigning for byelections and was on campaign trail till Thursday. He has reportedly been complaining of fever, fatigue for the last three days.
Members of Yediyurappa’s family, cabinet colleagues, members of his personal staff as well as bureaucrats who have been in touch with him have been advised to self isolate and test themselves immediately.
Upon having mild fever, today I got tested for Covid-19 and my report has come out positive. Although I am doing fine, I am being hospitalised based on the advise of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine.— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) April 16, 2021