78 year-old Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in eight months, and was being shifted to a private hospital for treatment.
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 – he tweeted
The chief minister had cut short his campaign programme for bypolls in Belagavi on Thursday, due to high fever and exhaustion.
On Wednesday night as well he was examined at a private hotel in Belagavi where he was residing. He did a road show as well in Belagavi city and also places like Hukkeri.
According to a statement from the chief minister’s office, Yediyurappa was taken to MS Ramaiah hospital for a routine checkup after he developed a fever. As his sample tested positive for Covid-19, he was immediately shifted to Manipal hospital for treatment.
Yediyurappa had taken the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine last month and his second dose was due in a few days.