File image of BJP's B. Sriramulu
File image of BJP's B. Sriramulu | Photo: Facebook | @SriramuluBJP
Text Size:

Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Sunday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been hospitalised here.

“Following fever, I got myself tested and found to be infected by coronavirus,” Sriramulu tweeted on Sunday.

He has been admitted to the Government Bowring hospital in the city for treatment.

The Minister said he is praying to God to heal him soon so that he can get back to public work at the earliest.

Sriramulu is the fifth minister in Karnataka to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Prior to him, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Forest Minister Anand Singh, Tourism Minister C T Ravi, B C Patil were found infected by the virus.

Besides him, leader of opposition Siddaramaiah too tested COVID-19 positive.

Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah are undergoing treatment in a private hospital, where their condition is said to be stable.


Also read: India’s Covid tally crosses 21 lakh with record 64,399 cases in last 24 hours


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and objective journalism. We thank you for your time and your trust.

You also know that the news media is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is likely that you are also hearing of the brutal layoffs and pay-cuts hitting the industry. There are many reasons why the media’s economics is broken. But a big one is that good people are not yet paying enough for good journalism.

We have a newsroom filled with talented young reporters. We also have the country’s most robust editing and fact-checking team, finest news photographers and video professionals. We are building India’s most ambitious and energetic news platform. And have just turned three.

At ThePrint, we invest in quality journalists. We pay them fairly. As you may have noticed, we do not flinch from spending whatever it takes to make sure our reporters reach where the story is.

This comes with a sizable cost. For us to continue bringing quality journalism, we need readers like you to pay for it.

If you think we deserve your support, do join us in this endeavour to strengthen fair, free, courageous and questioning journalism. Please click on the link below. Your support will define ThePrint’s future.

Support Our Journalism

Share Your Views

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here