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Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai tests positive for Covid-19

Basavaraj Bommai urged all those who had come in contact with him to test themselves immediately.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2020 12:47 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai .
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai .(Twitter.com / BSBommai)

Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai tested positive for Covid-19, he informed in a tweet on Wednesday. The home minister said that he is asymptomatic and is under self-isolation.

He also urged all those who had come in contact with him to test themselves immediately.

“The infection was confirmed in the Covid-19 test yesterday for a working boy in our home. Against this backdrop I have also been tested and I have been infected, have no symptoms and are healthy and isolated at home,” he said in a tweet.

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“Those who have recently come in direct contact with me are urged to get tested immediately and take appropriate precautions,” he also said.

Before Bommmai, state chief minister chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, Congress state president DK Shivakumar had also tested positive for the viral disease. They have been discharged after being cured.

Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 tally surpassed five-million mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday, the number of total cases stood at 5,02,0359. The death toll reached 82,066 after 1,290 fresh fatalities.

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