Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar on Monday slammed the state Medical Education Minister and the one in charge of all matters relating to the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state, K Sudhakar, for "behaving irresponsibly by spending time in a swimming pool".
On Sunday, K Sudhakar has posted a picture of his kids and himself on Twitter. They were seen enjoying in the swimming pool but "maintaining social distance". He wrote, "After a long time joined my children for swimming hope maintaining social distance here also...haha." However, he deleted his post later.
Slamming Sudhakar, D K Shivakumar said that the minister must resign or the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa must sack him from the Cabinet.
Taking to Twitter, Shivakumar wrote, "When the whole world is going through a health crisis, the Corona in-charge Minister Dr. Sudhakar is behaving irresponsibly by spending time in a swimming pool. It's a matter of moral & ethical standards. He must resign out of his own accord & CM should sack him from the cabinet."
Meanwhile, 15 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Karnataka on Monday. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state rose to 247, including 6 deaths and 59 discharged. Of the 15 new cases, 13 have contact history, 1 has history of travel to Delhi and 1 has history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.