Karnataka medical education minister’s family members test positive for COVID19

With the state's daily growth rate of coronavirus positive cases rising to 4 percent, several containment zones in Bangalore are in lockdown again. 

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After Karnataka Medical education minister, K. Sudhkar’s, father tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, today his wife and daughter have also tested positive for being infected with coronavirus. 

In his tweet, he also confirmed that he and his two sons have tested negative. 

His father, Keshava Reddy, 82, who is former Chikkaballapur Zilla Panchayat, tested positive on Monday along with a cook and domestic help who worked at their house according to a report from the Newsminute website

According to the family, his father is said to have contracted the virus from their domestic help, who worked at their house in Sadashivanagar. 

After his father tested positive on Monday, Eight people, including the security personnel and the family members, had been home quarantined. While his father, who showed symptoms of cough and fever, is admitted at a private hospital, the two staff members are being treated at Victoria Hospital. The cook is 40 years old and the domestic help is 26 years old.

Earlier in April, the medical education minister, K. Sudhakar, along with two other ministers were quarantined after a journalist who came in contact with them tested positive for the coronavirus infection. The camera person from a Kannada news channel had come in contact with K. Sudhakar, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai. 

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With the state’s daily growth rate of coronavirus positive cases rising to 4 percent, several containment zones in Bangalore are in lockdown again. 

Karnataka Chief Minister, Yediyurappa said “Stringent lockdown to be in place in areas like KR Market, Siddapura, VV Puram, Kalassipalya, and surrounding areas. Adjoining streets of positive cases’ residences also will be sealed,” after a meeting with top government officers in Bengaluru.

 

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