JD(S) leader HD Revanna tests positive for Covid-19

JD(S) leader HD Revanna tests positive for Covid-19

JD(S) leader and MLA HD Revanna. Credit: DH Photo

Holenarasipur MLA H D Revanna has tested positive for Covid-19, and has been admitted to Mallya Hospital in Bengaluru, for treatment.

According to sources, Revanna underwent throat swab test on Friday as he was suffering from fever for the last three days. The tests confirmed that he had contracted Covid-19.

Praying for his recovery, Health Minister B Sriramulu in a tweet said, "H D Revanna has tested positive for coronavirus. I pray that he recovers and gets back to serve people."

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Earlier, it was reported that three police constables, who were a part of the security ring of Revanna tested positive for Covid-19 on June 30. However, Revanna, his car driver and personnel assistant tested negative then

Subsequently, he too underwent a test but was found negative. Recently, the son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had displayed the symptoms.

After tests, he was found to be infected by the pathogen.

Many leaders in Karnataka including Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, three of his ministers, Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar were also infected by the virus. 

(With inputs from PTI)