D K Shivakumar, the president of Congress' Karnataka unit president, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Tuesday. Shivakumar has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru.
He tweeted Tuesday afternoon to confirm that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mr Shivakumar, 58, said he was "doing well" but had been hospitalised "as a precaution". He also urged all those who had come in contact with him to take precautions.
I had fever and have tested positive for the Corona Virus. I am doing well, but as a precaution have been hospitalized and am under the good care of doctors.— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) August 25, 2020
With your wishes and blessings, I will soon be back. I appeal to all those who came in contact with me to be cautious.
On Saturday, Mr Shivakumar had postponed his tour of flood-affected parts of the state citing health reasons
"On health grounds, postponing my visit by three days to the flood-affected regions of Belagavi and Bagalkote districts, which was scheduled on August 24 and 25. New itinerary will be released soon," he had said then in twitter.
On health grounds, postponing my visit by three days to the flood affected regions of Belagavi and Bagalkote districts which was scheduled on August 24 and 25th. New itinerary will be released soon.— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) August 23, 2020