‘I shall get well soon’

In a confidence-building measure, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday released a video message addressing the people of the State from Manipal Hospitals, where he has been admitted after he tested positive for COVID-19.

“Doctors conducted various tests yesterday night [Sunday] and today morning and told me that there are no complications and I shall get well soon and return home,” he said in the one-minute-36-second video message. Painting a picture of everything being under control, he said he was in touch with officers to ensure the administration was not hampered. “There is no need for any panic. I will be cured and [will] return to resume my work as soon as possible.”

He appealed for the blessings and support of the 6.5 crore people of the State to win the battle against COVID-19, and also thanked BJP national president J.P. Nadda, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Opposition leaders H.D. Deve Gowda, Siddara-maiah, and H.D. Kumara-swamy for their wishes, apart from the blessings of several seers. He also appealed to people to maintain social distan-cing and wear masks.

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