HD Deve Gowda, Wife Test Covid Positive, Self-Isolating With Family

"I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic," tweeted HD Deve Gowda.

HD Deve Gowda, Wife Test Covid Positive, Self-Isolating With Family

HD Deve Gowda lives in Bengaluru. (File)

Bengaluru:

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said today he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and were self-isolating.

"My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are self-isolating along with other family members. I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic," tweeted Deve Gowda, 87.

The senior Janata Dal Secular leader lives in Padmanabhanagar in south Bengaluru.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who wished the veteran leader and wife a speedy recovery.

Thanking PM Modi for checking in on him, Mr Gowda said he is "deeply moved by his offer to get me treated in any hospital of my choice in any city".

Karnataka reported nearly 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 21 deaths.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for 1,984 cases.