Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has quarantined himself at his personal residence after three persons posted at his official residence ‘Krishna’ tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Minister, who held a cabinet meeting and also visited Karnataka’s largest COVID-19 care center on July 9 has cancelled all his engagements for the coming days.
In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, Yediyurappa said that he was healthy and will continue to work from his residence. The Chief Minister will remain in home quarantine till next week as per COVID-19 protocol. An electrician, a standby driver and a pilot vehicle staffer, have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Since a few staff at my official residence Krishna have tested positive for COVID19, I will be working from my personal residence for the next few days. I will hold meetings, consultations and issue orders and suggestions via video conferencing. There is no need to worry. I am healthy. I appeal to everyone to take all precautionary measures and follow protocols issued by the government. Wear masks and ensure social distancing and help us contain COVID19,” a statement from the Chief Minister said.