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Gudur Narayana Reddy Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Telangana Congress Treasurer has been admitted to a corporate hospital for treatment after a test he took at a private lab showed him positive.
Hyderabad | 17th June 2020
Congress senior leader and TPCC Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy has tested positive for Covid-19.

Reddy revealed the news today and said that he had been admitted to a corporate hospital for treatment.

"I underwent a test after experiencing early symptoms of loss of taste and smell. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 test result was positive. I'm admitted to a private hospital for treatment. I'm told by my doctors that there is nothing to worry as the detection of the disease in the early stage will help in curing it without any complications. I appeal to all my well-wishers to pray for the speedy recovery of all coronavirus patients," he said.

"The state government has been denying community transmission in Telangana. But my case clearly shows that the authorities are wrong. Neither do I have any recent travel history nor did I come in touch with any Covid-19 patient or their close contacts. The state government should admit that community transmission is happening in the state, as it will make the people stay more alert and prevent further spread of the coronavirus," he said.

Reddy was the first politician to question the state government for not permitting the ICMR-approved private labs to conduct Covid-19 tests. Incidentally, he underwent a test in a private hospital the very day after private labs were granted permission to conduct tests.

"Coronavirus cases can be traced only through massive testing which will help in early treatment. But the KCR government waited for the condition of the Covid-19 patients to deteriorate and for them to develop visible symptoms to conduct tests. Several lives could have been saved if the Chief Minister had permitted private labs to begin testing Covid-19 suspects two-and-a-half months ago," he said.

The Congress leader appealed to his followers, friends, relatives and well-wishers to pray for his speedy recovery. Stating that he was in perfect health except for some early symptoms, he expressed confidence that he would be discharged from the hospital soon and resume serving the people.
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