Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday said he and his wife Chennamma tested positive for COVID-19.

"My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID- 19. We are self-isolating along with other family members," the 87-year-old JD(S) patriarch tweeted.

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"I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic," he added.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has wished for the speedy recovery of the former Prime Minister and his wife.