BS Yediyurappa Tests Positive, Second Time In Months, Hospitalised


Guwahati: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today tweeted to say that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a brief post on Twitter, Mr Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. The 78-year-old Yeddiyurappa was earlier hospitalised on August 2, 2020 after he tested positive for coronavirus.

“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 advice of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine,” the Chief Minister’s tweet read.

The chief minister had been campaigning over the last few days in the north Karnataka constituencies that are voting in bypolls on Saturday.

The announcement came a few hours after Mr Yediyurappa chaired an emergency meeting with Health Minister K Sudhakar and top officials to discuss the Covid situation in the state. Mr Yediyurappa has so far ruled our a lockdown but curfew is in place in seven cities till the 20th.

“There has been a worrying surge in Coronavirus cases. So we have discussed in detail for one and a half hours with our officers. We are going to take final decision on 20th. Until that time, same thing will continue,” Mr Yediyurappa said during an interaction with reporters.

Last year, Mr Yediyurappa was admitted to Manipal Hospital after he along with his daughter Padmavathi tested positive.