The terror of corona is such that even ministers are getting infected by it. In this row, Karnataka Home Minister, Basavaraj Bommai declared on Wednesday morning that he has been tested positive for the infectious coronavirus. In his tweet, Bommai said that one of the people working at his residence had tested positive after which he too went for a COVID-19 test. The Minister tweeted, 'A boy working in our house tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. I also got myself tested for the Coronavirus and the results have come positive. I did not have any symptoms and will be on home isolation.’
The Home Minister of state also added that those who had come in contact with him recently must also get themselves tested and take the required precautions. The Home Minister is 60 years old and sources in his office say he does not have any severe conditions. He has been on home quarantine twice in the last six months after having come in contact with persons who had tested positive for COVID-19.
In the last few months, several politicians and ministers from Karnataka have been tested positive for COVID-19, including Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Health Minister B Sreeramulu, KPCC President DK Shivakumar and several others. All of them have recovered from the disease. As on Wednesday, Bengaluru Urban reported 3,084 new cases, taking its overall tally to 1,76,712, out of which 39,681 were active cases, while 3,889 people were discharged during the day taking the total count of recoveries to 1,34,576. The death toll in the city rose to 2,514 till date, with 41 in the last 24-hour period.