Mangaluru North MLA, Dr Bharath Shetty, has tested positive for Covid-19, the legislator announced on his Twitter post on Thursday, July 2.
This is the first time that an MLA in Karnataka has tested positive for the deadly infection.
Dr Shetty is a dentist by profession and belongs to the BJP.
“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,” Dr Shetty stated.
It’s unclear how Dr Shetty got the infection.