Ex-PM HD Deve Gowda and his wife have been admitted to hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19.
“My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are self-isolating along with other family members. I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic,” the 87-year-old JD (S) founder said on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted soon after to say that he had spoken to the former PM and enquired about his and his wife’s health. “Praying for their quick recovery,” PM Modi tweeted.
Deve Gowda and his wife Chennamma have been admitted to state capital Bengaluru’s Manipal hospital for treatment.
Bengaluru is one of the 10 districts in the country that account for the majority of active Covid-19 cases in the country. The city is also responsible for a huge proportion of coronavirus cases reported in the state.
The Karnataka government has already acknowledged that the state is battling a second wave of coronavirus infections after a surge in cases reported over over the last few days, sparking concern in the southern state and New Delhi.
News Source : Hindustan Times