Chikkamagaluru District-in-Charge Minister C T Ravi tests positive for Covid-19

1:27 PM, Monday, July 13th, 2020

ctRavi Chikkamagaluru : Minister for Tourism, Kannada and Culture and District-in-Charge Minister of Chikkamagaluru C T Ravi, tested positive for Covid-19. His wife and daughter have however, tested negative for the virus.

“Yesterday, I along with my wife Pallavi & my staff members underwent COVID19 test. Fortunately, my wife Pallavi and all my staff members are tested Negative. Third umpire’s result for me has confirmed that I’m Covid Positive. However, I’m feeling absolutely fine,” he said in a tweet.

He had given swab samples for Covid-19 test thrice in the last one week. The samples had tested negative for Covid-19 on July 6 and the second sample was tested positive. To reconfirm, the third sample was tested on Sunday.

Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar too confirmed that Ravi tested positive for Covid-19.

Earlier, the tourism Minister said that he was awaiting the results of the samples drawn for the third time for Covid-19 test.

“I have given my swab for the third time for testing. In the two tests conducted in the last one week, one sample tested positive. Once again I have given my swab on Sunday and waiting for third umpire result,” he tweeted.

He went into home quarantine on July 11 after he came in contact with a coronavirus infected person.

Earlier, his two separate tests had given two different reports including negative. The minister had to wait for a final report, which arrived on Monday confirming that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

He said he was feeling “absolutely fine”.

Ravi said he would continue to work and undergo treatment.

“Very soon, I’ll get cured and come back to work with you all,” the Minister said in another tweet.

Another Karnataka Minister B C Patil too went into self-quarantine after one of his relatives in Bengaluru in his minister’s quarters was found infected by the virus.

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