Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Tests Positive For COVID ‘With Mild Symptoms’

All his official engagements stand cancelled, the Chief Minister's office said.

Updated: January 10, 2022 11:05 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has tested positive for COVID-19 infection for the second time. He is having mild symptoms, the leader said on Monday. “My health is fine, I am under home quarantine,” he tweeted. “I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested,” Bommai said.

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He had attended several official engagements today including last rites of noted Kannada literary figure Chandrashekhar Patil, launch of precaution dose COVID vaccination, meeting on administrative reforms, and meeting with a delegation of former Vice Chancellors, among others. All his official engagements stand cancelled, the Chief Minister’s office said.

Meanwhile, state’s Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar has also tested COVID positive, official sources said. Earlier in the day, state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel said he has tested COVID positive, but is asymptomatic and healthy. Recently, Bommai’s cabinet colleagues – Revenue Minister R Ashoka and Primary and Secondary Education B C Nagesh – had also tested positive for COVID.

(With agency inputs)

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Published Date: January 10, 2022 8:04 PM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 11:05 PM IST