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Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital

PTI Bengaluru | Updated on August 04, 2020 Published on August 04, 2020

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah   -  THE HINDU

He is “doing well”, say doctors

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors.

The 71-year-old leader of opposition in the State Assembly has requested all those who have come into contact with him to quarantine themselves.

“I have been tested positive for #Covid19 & 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 & to quarantine themselves,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra Siddaramaiah said his father had a fever since Monday morning and was admitted to hospital in the night.

“He was confirmed with corona infection after the antigen test was conducted,” he said in a tweet.

Siddaramaiah has been admitted to Manipal Hospital where Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is undergoing treatment for coronavirus.

Yediyurappa was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night after he tested positive for coronavirus, and doctors have said he was “doing well” and is “clinically stable“.

State Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar tweeted wishing for Siddaramaiah’s speedy recovery and said he was in constant touch with Manipal hospital doctors. “His (Siddaramaiah) health is stable and there is no need to worry.”

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Published on August 04, 2020
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