Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar Tests COVID-19 Positive
- Karnataka on reported 297 new COVID-19 cases.
- With today's number, state's positivity rate climbed to 1.45 per cent.
- Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the use of face masks have to be made mandatory.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar has tested positive for COVID-19. Confirming the news in a tweet Sudhakar wrote, “I have tested positive for COVID-19, after being uninfected through three waves of the pandemic. I have moderate symptoms and will home-isolate myself and follow all protocols. Grateful that I am fully vaccinated,” he said.
Karnataka reported 297 new COVID-19 cases, as per the bulletin released by the state health department. With today’s number, state’s positivity rate climbed to 1.45 per cent. Among the districts, Bengaluru alone reported 276 fresh infections.
Meanwhile, expressing concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the use of face masks will have to be made mandatory if the spike continues.
Addressing a press conference here, Pawar said, “The use of face masks will have to be made mandatory if the number of Coronavirus cases continues to grow.”“If COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra, the state government will take a decision to make masks mandatory.
The Government is keeping an eye. Discussions have been held with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the COVID-19 situation in the state,” Ajit Pawar said.