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Bommai tests Covid +ve, cancels Delhi visit | Bengaluru


Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled.

He said he has isolated himself at home.

“I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in the last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested. My trip to Delhi stands cancelled,” Bommai tweeted.

Bommai was to travel to New Delhi today to take part in third meeting of the national committee of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening and August 7 morning respectively.

He was also expected to meet BJP’s national leadership and hold discussions regarding recent developments in the state and preparations for 2023 assembly polls.

Bommai had attended a series of meetings and events throughout the day on Friday like the State High-Level Clearance Committee and inaugural of annual Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh’s glass house, among others.This is for the second time that Bommai has tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier on January 10, 2022, Bommai had tested positive for the disease.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Saturday wished a speedy recovery for his Karnataka counterpart.

“Wishing Hon’ble CM of Karnataka Thiru (Mr) @BSBommai a speedy recovery from #COVID19. Get well soon,” Stalin said in a tweet.

Karnataka on Friday recorded 2,042 new Covid-19 cases making the total active caseload tally in the state to 11,403. Of the 2,042 cases, about 1,309 cases were reported only from Bengaluru. As per the government’s latest data for Friday, the day’s test positivity rate stood at 6.32 %.

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