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5 ministers who met infected journalist submit to tests, found negative

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His contacts, including other journos, quarantined

BENGALURU:

Five Karnataka ministers, who had reportedly come in contact with the video journalist of a Kannada news channel who had tested positive for Covid-19 last week, have undergone tests, and all of them have tested negative.

Earlier, Covid-19 spokesperson and Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, replying to a query, said the ministers who reportedly met the video journalist are getting tested.

Some reports have allege that the ministers have flouted the mandated quarantining and are going about with routine work. However, CT Ravi, Dr Ashwath Narayan, Basavaraj Bommai, BC Patil and Dr K Sudhakar indicated in their tweets that they were observing the necessary precautionary measures.

The journalist, who had visited containment zones demarcated by BBMP, was confirmed positive on April 24.

As per the 34-year-old patient’s flowchart, he had met five ministers on work, between April 21 and April 24.

Did not meet CM
Though he had also visited Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s home office ‘Krishna’ multiple times during this period, according to officials he had not met the CM.

On April 23, he gave his swab samples along with other journalists for testing, and was confirmed positive the next day.

At least 40 other contacts of the video journalist, including his family and journalists from various media outlets, have been quarantined, sources said.

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