BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time
Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter. He had contracted the disease in August 2020 as well and had to be hospitalized. Notably, he has been campaigning for the last few days in the north Karnataka constituencies, where by-polls will be held on Saturday.
Doing fine, being hospitalized on doctor's advice, tweeted Yediyurappa
Yediyurappa tweeted that he got himself tested after developing a mild fever. "Although I am doing fine, I am being hospitalized based on the advice of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine," the Chief Minister's tweet read. From Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted earlier, he was taken to Manipal Hospital.
Here is his post
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.— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) April 16, 2021
He chaired a high-level meeting today
On Friday morning, he held an emergency meeting on the coronavirus situation in the state. Health Minister K Sudhakar and BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta also attended the meeting. As per The News Minute, he has been complaining of fatigue for the last three days. Members of his family, personal staff, and cabinet colleagues have been advised to get themselves tested.
He had received the first vaccine shot on March 12
He has contracted the disease, again, more than a month after taking the first shot of the vaccine on March 12. This development, and others like this, re-affirm the advice of experts that coronavirus-linked precautions have to be followed even after getting the first dose. Reportedly, he was tested two days ago as well, but his report turned out to be negative.
Karnataka reported over 14,500 cases yesterday
One of the worst-hit states, Karnataka added 14,738 new cases to its tally on Thursday. Of them, 10,497 cases were reported from Bengaluru Urban. The state's caseload is 11,09,650 with 13,112 people dying so far. Of the 96,561 active cases in Karnataka, 71,827 are concentrated in Bengaluru Urban. Yesterday, India reported 2.1 lakh new coronavirus cases and 1,185 deaths.