Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for COVID-19
Bengaluru, Aug 09: Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu has tested positive for COVID-19.
"From the time of Corona's appearance, I have had the opportunity to visit the 30 districts and work in harmony with the government's desire to treat people well. It is in this backdrop that I am going to be hospitalised and treated," he tweeted in Kannada.
"All those who have been in contact with me recently have been requested to take precautionary measures," he further said.
3/3— B Sriramulu (@sriramulubjp) August 9, 2020
ಆದಷ್ಟೂ ಬೇಗ ಗುಣಮುಖನಾಗಿ ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಜನಸೇವೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಶಕ್ತಿ ಕೊಡುವಂತೆ ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.
ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಸಂಪರ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಮುನ್ನೆಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ಕ್ರಮ ವಹಿಸಲು ಕೋರುತ್ತೇನೆ.
Sriramulu, who heads the state's Covid-19 task force, recently responding to criticism about the state's handling of the pandemic, had said stopping the spread was "not in anybody's hands".
In a recent time, Karnataka has reported the third-highest spike. The state will soon touch the 2 lakh mark anytime soon the coming week. As of now the total positive cases stand at 1,72,102. Of the total tally, 79,765 are in the active status.