Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who was Covid + ve for the second time, left hospital

BS Yediyurappa, who was Covid + ve for the second time, left hospital

Doctors greet Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on his discharge.


Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who said last week that he had tested positive for coronavirus, was released from a private hospital in Bangalore this morning. It was the second time Mr. Yediyurappa, 78, had contracted the virus.

Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, the Chief Minister of Karnataka said: “The coronavirus spreads very quickly. In a household, three or four people contract the virus. As the Premier said. Minister Narendra Modi, the only solution is (the use of) masks, disinfectant and maintaining social distancing. “

In an appeal to the people, the BJP leader added: “We have reached a stage where it can no longer be controlled. Now do not leave your home unnecessarily. We have already taken a lot of hard measures and measures. Please do not give reasons for the police to fine you for not wearing a mask I ask for your cooperation for the good of everyone in (society).

The chief minister, who was hospitalized last week, continued to hold meetings virtually. On Monday, he chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the Covid situation.

On Tuesday, there was another multi-stakeholder meeting chaired by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, after which stricter measures including the statewide nighttime curfew and weekend curfew. , have been announced.

Mr Yediyurappa wrote a letter to ministers of state after opposition leaders criticized the government for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

“You must take action to prevent the spread of the disease in your affected district, contact the district authorities constantly and raise awareness about controlling the spread of the virus,” Yediyurappa told ministers. .

This morning, he told reporters he had another cabinet meeting at 4 p.m. on Covid.

“I came out in good health. There is a cabinet meeting at 4 pm today. We will discuss disease control measures in the districts. I have been in constant contact with ministers.”

Last week, in a tweet, he announced that he had tested positive for Covid. “After having a slight fever, today I was tested for Covid-19 and my report came back positive. Although I am doing well, I am hospitalized on the advice of the doctors. I ask everyone who has come to my contact recently to be an observer and practice self-quarantine, ”his tweet read.

Karnataka was one of the five states with the highest number of Covid cases in the past 24 hours. The southern state has so far recorded more than 12.22 lakh cases and more than 23,000 deaths.

India saw a record spike of more than 3 lakh of fresh Covid cases for the first time this morning, bringing the number of cases to 1.59 crore.