Bengaluru, July 11, 2020: Two more Congress MLAs tested Covid-19 positive. KPCC state unit office in Bengaluru has been shut after three staff members were tested Covid-19 positive.
MLAs Ajay Singh from Jewargi Assembly segment in Kalaburagi district and Prasad Abbayya from Hubli-Dharwad East seat tested positive on Friday and are under treatment at the designated hospitals," party spokesman M.A. Saleem said.
Ajay Singh, son of former Congress Chief Minister Dharam Singh, tweeted that he was asymptomatic and would be in quarantine for two weeks in Bengaluru.
Abbayya got admitted to the state-run KIMS hospital at Hubli in the state’s northwest region after his throat swab tested positive.
Another party MLA H.D. Ranganath from Kunigal Assembly seat tested positive and is under treatment at a private hospital in the city.
MLA T.A. Raje Gowda and Chikmagaluru MLC Bhoje Gowda also tested positive and are under treatment in designated hospitals in Chikamagalur.
BJP’s MLA Rajkumar Patil Teklur from Sedam in the state’s northern Kalaburagi district also tested positive and is under treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru.
Independent MLA Sharath Bachgowda from Hoskote Assembly segment in Bengaluru Rural also tested Covid-19 positive and is under treatment at a private hospital in the city.
BJP’s MLA Bharat Shetty from Mangaluru North segment and its MLC M.K. Pranesh also tested positive and have been under treatment since July 5-6.
Veteran state Congressman B. Janardhana Poojary, 83, also tested positive for the virus and is under treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru.
Independent Lok Sabha member and multi-lingual South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh tested positive and was under home quarantine. Sumalatha, 56, is a parliamentary member from Mandya, about 100km from Bengaluru on way to Mysuru.