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BJP legislator from DK tests positive for Covid19


Team Udayavani, Jul 2, 2020, 6:48 PM IST

Mangaluru: A BJP MLA from Dakshina Kannada has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first case of infection among a legislator in the district which is witnessing a surge in Covid 19 cases in last few days.

In a tweet, MLA Bharath Shetty said,”I have been tested Covid19 positive.With all your blessings, I’m recovering & will be under treatment for few days. Requesting everyone to please maintain social distancing, wear mask while going out and wash hands frequently. Please take care of yourselves & your near one’s.”


The infection became known when the MLA got himself tested voluntarily.

It is suspected that he may have contracted the infection from an infected person.

As the legislator had participated in several programs, authorities are trying to trace his primary and secondary contacts.

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