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Karnataka CM’s Covid-positive test: Health Minister self-isolates

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Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar had attended an event organized at Atal Behari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institution when the Chief Minister had kickstarted the precautionary dose to health warriors, frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities.
Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar had attended an event organized at Atal Behari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institution when the Chief Minister had kickstarted the precautionary dose to health warriors, frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities.

Dr Sudhakar tests negative but cancels engagements; to take RT-PCR test tomorrow

BENGALURU:

Following on the heels of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announcing his Covid-positive status on Monday, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar has taken the matter seriously and has self-isolated.

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Luckily, his Abbott ID NOW — a rapid, instrument-based test for the detection of infectious diseases — has come negative but he intends to undergo an RT-PCR test before he resumes his public engagements.

The Health Minister has appealed to people to not come in physical contact with him for the next two days.

Primary contact of CM

He tweeted: “Since I happen to be a primary contact of CM @BSBommai who tested positive for Covid-19 today, I am voluntarily undergoing self-isolation for the next two days. The Abbott ID NOW test done today evening has come negative and I will undergo RT-PCR test again after two days.”

In another tweet, he claimed that he was asymptomatic and absolutely fine. “Although I am completely asymptomatic and doing absolutely fine, as a responsible citizen I will undergo self-isolation for two days, considering the health and safety of others. All my official programmes stand cancelled and I will continue to work through virtual platforms.”

Sudhakar said that he will undergo an RT-PCR test on Wednesday before he resumes his routine work. “I, therefore, appeal to everyone to not come to meet me physically for the next two days. I will undergo an RT-PCR test after two days and if the report comes negative, I will resume my routine work from Wednesday,” his tweet read.

On Monday, Sudhakar had attended an event organized at Atal Behari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institution when the Chief Minister had kickstarted the precautionary dose to health warriors, frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities.

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