Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his wife has tested positive for COVID-19, the senior Janata Dal (Secular) leader tweeted on Wednesday.
“My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are self-isolating along with other family members. 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,” the JD(S) founder said on Twitter.
Soon after the news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say that he had spoken to the former PM and enquired about his and his wife’s health. “Praying for their quick recovery,” PM Modi tweeted. Deve Gowda and his wife Chennamma have been admitted to state capital Bengaluru’s Manipal hospital for treatment.
Bengaluru is one of the 10 districts in the country that account for the majority of active COVID-19 cases in the country. The city is also responsible for a huge proportion of coronavirus cases reported in the state.