The spread of coronavirus is such that it is not sparing any of the ministers as well along with the common man. Recently, Karnataka Minister for Labour and Industrial Development Shivaram Hebbar tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. He gave this information on Saturday, "Today, my wife and I tested positive for coronavirus." The 64-year-old Minister from Yellapur said that he is under home quarantine on the advice of his doctors as he is now showing many symptoms. He further added, "I am in home quarantine on the advice of doctors as there are not many symptoms."
Meanwhile, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar wished a speedy recovery to the minister. "I hope that my cabinet colleague and Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar will soon recover from coronavirus and get back to his daily duties," said Sudhakar. With this, Hebbar is the eighth minister in the Yediyurappa government to test positive for the novel coronavirus. On September 1, Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital on medical advice.
Earlier on August 26, Karnataka Women and Child Development Minister Shashikala Jolle had announced that she was also under self isolation after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Previously Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Health Minister B Sriramulu, Tourism Minister CT Ravi, Agriculture Minister BC Patil, Forest Minister Anand Singh were among those who had tested positive and have now recovered.