Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Mumbai: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors.

The Manipal hospital, where the 71-year-old leader of opposition in the state assembly is undergoing treatment, said he is “doing a good job” and is “currently stable”.

“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 is hospitalized for the evaluation of fever and the antigen test for COVID-19 is positive,” Manipal Hospital said in a statement.

“He (Siddaramaiah) is doing well and is currently stable.”

He said that proper evaluation and management was being done by a multidisciplinary team of doctors.

Several other prominent political leaders including former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, state Congress chief D K Shivakumar, host of Ministers have wished for Siddaramaiah’s speedy recovery.

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