Report By: Nandika Chand | Last Update June 19, 2020
The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s residence in Bengaluru was shut after an employee’s relative tested positive for the coronavirus. The BBMP stepped in to sanitise the entire premises, prompting it to be closed for a day.
Sources confirmed a woman police constable on duty at the CM’s residence reported that her husband was positive for COVID-19. As such, the Karnataka state government since the outbreak, announced ‘work from home’ for its employees working in the CM’s building.
“The CM is out of risk as of now as he resides at Cauvery on the same road. Staff members are being subjected to random testing, Frequent health checks using pulse oximeters and thermal scanners are also being done,” officials said. “The Vikasa Soudha building was also closed off after an employee of the Food and Civil Supplies Department had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.”
Bengaluru has recorded 844 COVID-19 cases but of which only 408 are active. It has a death toll of 51.