Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has tweeted that he has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus, the tweet says:
Earlier, Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim were among the prominent politicians who tested positive for COVID-19 as a rapid spike in cases took the tally in the country to over 18 lakh on Monday.
On Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and UP state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh had said that they have tested positive for coronavirus.
IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said he has gone into self-isolation for a few days as per protocol as he had met Shah on Saturday evening.
Earlier, Union Minister Babul Supriyo too had tweeted that he is going into self-isolation since he had met Shah a day before.