Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night and has been hospitalised.
The 77-year-old leader, though asymptomatic, was rushed to Manipal Hospital as per his doctors' advice.
In a late-night tweet on Sunday, Yeddyurappa said: "I am tested positive for coronavirus. I am healthy and admitted to hospital as per doctors advice. I request all who have come to contact with me to exercise self quarantine."
Earlier last month, the chief minister's personal assistant, driver and chef had tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing him to restrict his movement between his official residence Kaveri and home office Krishna.
In Karnataka, two ministers C T Ravi and B C Patil have tested positive for coronavirus, and two MLCs M K Paramesh and Ivan D Souza.
Higher education minister Sudhakar and a few other ministers have undergone quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19 patients....