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COVID 19 ENTERS PUNJAB RAJ BHAWAN AS SECRETARY TESTED POSITIVE, GOVERNOR,ADVISOR REPORT NEGATIVE, 336 SAMPLES TAKEN

August 09, 2020 04:14 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

JM Balamurugan
  Corona virus reportedly enters Punjab Raj Bhawan as Mr. JM Balamurugan, 1994 batch IAS, who is Principal Secretary to Punjab Governor-cum-UT administrator VP Singh Badnore, tested positive for Covid19. The contacts of Balamurugan, being traced. Sh. J.M. Balamurugan  has been home quarantined. 

According to the official spokesperson of Punjab Raj Bhawan, a two day Covid testing exercise with Rapid Antigen Test was carried out at Raj Bhawan in which total 336 persons including security personnel, officers and staff members were tested for Covid-19. Besides Sh. Balamurugan, four others were found to be asymptomatic positive. 

All precautions including sanitisation of the entire Raj Bhawan and safeguarding the official premises have been taken as per the health advisories, protocol and doctors' advice.

The report upset Chandigiarh Administration and Health Department as Mr. Balamurugan actively participating in War room meetings.

Later Punjab Governor and Administrator Mr. V.P. Singh Badnore and Mr. Manoj Parida got corona tests and health department took sigh of relief as report of the both tested negative. However war room members have been directed to undergo corona tests. The reports of other staff and famiily members  whose undergone corona tests, still awaited.

 
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