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Yediyurappa to work from home as staffers test positive (Lead)

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Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would work from his official residence for a few days, as some staff at his home office have tested Covid-19 positive, an official said on Friday.

The Chief Minister, who had not come in contact with the infected staffers, took to Twitter to announce that he was healthy.

“Yediyurappa, 78, will work from his official residence ‘Cauvery’ for some days after some staff members at his home-office ‘Krishna’ tested positive for the virus,” an official of the Chief Minister’s Office told IANS here.

The staffers include a driver and an electrician.

The Chief Minister has cancelled all official engagements till further notice and will hold video conferences with ministers and officials on Covid-19 and other issues.

In a tweet in Kannada, he said: “I am healthy. No one need for anyone to worry about me. I will give advice and issue instructions through video conference from home.”

The Chief Minister’s meeting with lawmakers of the city on Friday to review the measures to contain the pandemic was cancelled.

“The home-office in upscale High Grounds was also shut on June 19 for sanitisation after the husband of a woman constable on security duty tested positive,” the official said.

Yediyurappa is likely to move to his own house at Dollar’s Colony in the city’s northern suburb on Saturday, as government offices will be closed on second Saturday and total lockdown will be observed on Sunday to contain the virus spread.

“He will continue to work from home. Visitors will not be allowed to meet him at home to maintain physical distancing. All meetings will be through video-conference,” said the official.



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