Mangaluru MLA and Deputy Leader of the Congress in Karnataka Legislative Assembly U.T. Khader tested positive for COVID-19 on September 2.
After his results came, Mr. Khader cancelled all his programmes scheduled for the next three days and went into quarantine. He will not be participating in the official programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mangaluru on Friday.
The government had made it mandatory for all MLAs and other elected representatives sitting with the Prime Minister on the stage at the Mangaluru programme to undergo RT-PCR test. Mr. Khader had undergone the test on the night of September 1 and his reports returned positive today.