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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.BS Yediyurappa Twitter Account

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has decided to go on self quarantine after a few staff tested positive for Covid-19. His Home Office Krishna will seal down again for five days starting from today (10 July).

BS Yediyurappa has reportedly canceled all the meetings after at least 10 staff tested positive for Covid-19. The Karnataka Chief Minister will be discharging his duties from his official residence Cauvery and will be in touch with officials through video conference.

"The CM is healthy and there is no problem. He, however, decided to be self quarantine," MLA and CM's political secretary MP Renukacharya is quoted as saying by Bangalore Mirror.

"There are confirmed cases of Covid-19 at CM's Home Office Krishna and his residence Cauvery. The BBMP has sanitised both the places. He will be working from his residence for a few days," Dr Sudhakar K, Minister of Karnataka Medical Education, tweeted.

As per a report on Public TV, the CM has told the officials not to worry about his health and he is fine. He made an appeal to people for their cooperation to contain the contagious disease. 

It may be noted that the CM's office was sealed last month after a few government employees tested positive. BS Yediyurappa had then shifted the meetings to the committee room in Vidhana Soudha, the State secretariat.