Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa via a late Sunday tweet said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In the tweet Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been hospitalised on the advice of doctors.
The Chief Minister’s media team has said he has been admitted to Manipal Hospital.
Yediyurappa, 77, also requested those who had come in contact with him to be wary of Covid symptoms and self-isolate.
“I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine,” the Chief Minister’s tweet read.