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After father, Karnataka minister's wife, daughter test positive

IANS | June 23, 2020 10:48 AM

BENAGLURU: Wife and daughter of Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar tested COVID-19 positive a day after his 82-year-old father was infected with the virus, said the minister on Tuesday.

"Test results of our family members have come. Unfortunately, my wife and daughter have tested positive for #Covid19 and are undergoing treatment, ' said Sudhakar in a tweet.

The minister, a medical doctor by profession, said his two sons and himself have tested negative.

"I am grateful to everyone for the best wishes and prayers, " he said in another tweet.

Sudhakar said his aged father P.N. Keshav Reddy was admitted to a designated hospital with cough and fever where he tested positive for the virus on Monday.

"Praying for the speedy recovery of my father, " said Sudhakar.

The minister's domestic help also tested positive and was admitted into the same hospital on Monday.

"The person who was working as a helper in our house was also diagnosed with coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital. Please pray for them to be healed soon, " added Sudhakar.

In April, the minister, who is spearheading the state's war against the deadly disease, was quarantined with three other ministers after coming into contact with a journalist who tested positive for the virus.

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