Sumalatha Ambareesh tests positive for COVID-19

11:24 AM, Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Sumalatha-AmbarishBengaluru :  Mandya Lok Sabha MP Sumalatha Ambareesh tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Confirming the same, she tweeted, “It (test result) is positive with very mild symptoms and I have been advised home treatment.”

Further, she added that she had developed mild symptoms of headache and throat irritation on Saturday (July 4) after which she decided to get tested.

The Karnataka government has decided to close the Vidhana Soudha on Monday to sanitise buildings amid of COVID-19 pandemic. The government has granted leave to the employees who are aged above 50 years to facilitate sanitisation of Vidhana Soudha. The decision was taken after a policeman deployed on the first floor of Vidhana Soudha tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

Earlier, Covid-19 cases were also reported among staff at Vikasa Soudha building next to Vidhana Soudha. According to the Secretary, Legislative Assembly Secretariat, all other staff and officials below 50 age at the secretariat complex will have to report to work at 12 noon.

The government has also reduced the visiting hours for Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha. The visitors are allowed from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm – to one hour, between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

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