Javaregowda was primary contact of Ramanagara DC Rakesh Kumar and ZP CEO Mohammed Ikramulla Shariff, both of whom have tested Covid-positive
Team had failed to persuade Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar on Sunday to take Covid-19 test
In a development that points to the ease with which the coronavirus is spreading, Ramanagara Additional Deputy Commissioner Javaregowda, who had unsuccessfully tried to persuade Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar to take a Covid-19 test on Sunday, has come down with the virus. He is reportedly a primary contact of two fellow-officials who have tested Covid-positive.
On Sunday night, Javaregowda had visited Doddalahalli village to convince the KPCC president to provide his swab for a test, but Shivakumar bluntly refused.
Primary contact of colleagues
Speaking to TheBengaluruLive, Javaregowda who is currently in home isolation, said, “I took the test as a precaution as I was a primary contact of Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar and Zilla Panchayat CEO Mohammed Ikramulla Shariff.” Unrelated to the team’s visit to DK Shivakumar, both Rakesh Kumar and Mohammed Iramulla Shariff have tested positive for the coronavirus.
He added, “On Monday noon, I had an antigen test which reported a positive result. I went ahead with the RT-PCR test. I received a report on Monday night which also came positive.”