Principal Secy to Chandigarh Administrator tests positive for coronavirus

GMSH team tests staff at Punjab Bhavan

Principal Secy to Chandigarh Administrator tests positive for coronavirus

The city witnessed 52 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, raising the infection count to 1,426.

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 9

The Principal Secretary to Chandigarh Administrator tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. He has been home quarantined.

After JM Balamurugan tested positive, a Government Multi Specialty Hospital-16 (GMSH-16) tested staff at Punjab Bhawan for the contagion.

The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore has tested negative.

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 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.

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