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

Doctors greet Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa while he is discharged.


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

Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Karnataka’s chief minister said: “Coronavirus is spreading very fast. In a household, three to four people are in contact with the virus. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the only solution is (use) masks. , disinfectant and maintaining social distance. “

In a call to the people, the BJP leader added: “We have reached a stage where it cannot be controlled. From now on, please do not leave the house unnecessarily. We have already taken a lot of steps and strict measures. Please do not give reasons to the police to impose a fine on you for not wearing a mask. I ask for your full cooperation for the sake of everyone in (society). “

The chief minister, who was hospitalized last week, continued to hold practical meetings. On Monday, he chaired a meeting between all parties to discuss Covid’s situation.

Another all-party meeting was held on Tuesday, led by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, after which tougher measures were announced, including the nationwide nightmare and the weekend weather.

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

“You need to take action to prevent the spread of the disease in your district, keep in touch with the district authorities and raise awareness about the control of the spread of the virus,” Yediyurappa told ministers.

This morning, he told reporters that he has another cabinet meeting at 16:00 on Covid.

“I came out healthy. Today there is a cabinet meeting at 16:00. We will discuss measures to combat the disease in the districts. I have been in constant contact with the ministers.”

Last week, in a tweet, he announced that he gave positive results to Covid. “After a mild fever, I was tested for Covid-19 today and my report came out positive. Although I’m doing well, I’m hospitalized on the advice of doctors. I ask everyone who has recently come in contact with me to be careful and exercise quarantine “, read his tweet.

Karnataka was one of the five states with the highest number of Covid cases in the last 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 increase of over 3 lakh fresh Covid cases for the first time this morning, bringing the number of cases to 1.59 million.