Hospital where Yediyurappa is being treated for Covid-19 says Karnataka CM is stable
Earlier on Sunday, Union home minister Amit Shah also tweeted that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been hospitalised.Updated: Aug 03, 2020, 13:21 IST
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, who was admitted to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus disease, is clinically stable, the doctors said.
“Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has been admitted to the hospital for observation. He is doing well, is clinically stable and will be monitored closely by our team,” the Manipal Hospital said in a health bulletin on Monday.
Yediyurappa, 77, had announced on Twitter yesterday that he had tested positive for the disease.
“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 said in his post.
According to hospital sources, the chief minister was cheerful in the morning and spoke to some family members on phone.
Yediyurappa’s staff members will be tested for coronavirus. The Karnataka chief minister had also met state chief secretary Dr Kasturirangan who had authored the National Education Policy. Yediyurappa had also felicitated the Kasturirangan at an event.
Yediyurappa had attended Vara Mahalakshmi festival celebrations on Friday at his younger son BY Vijayaendra’s residence who is also a state BJP vice president. All his family members will be quarantined and tested, state health authorities said.
His daughter Padmavati, meanwhile, is in the hospital suite next to that of CM monitoring treatment of her father.
All the ministers who came in Yediyurappa’s contact will undergo tests for Covid-19. These include ministers for primary and secondary education Suresh kumar, deputy CM Ashwath Narayan, medical education minister Dr K sudhakar, revenue minister R Ashoka and home minister Basvraj Bommai.
Yediyurappa had met governor Vajubhai Vala on Friday and now the governor is likely to undergo tests too.
Karnataka’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,34,819 positive cases, including 74,590 active cases and 57,725 discharged patients. So far, 2,496 deaths have been reported in the state.
Not just Karnataka, the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease is also affecting operations of state government as well. Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. On July 25, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced he too had the virus.
Earlier on Sunday, Union home minister Amit Shah also tweeted that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been hospitalised.