Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 22
The Himachal Pradesh authorities on Wednesday heaved a sigh of reduction as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, his spouse and daughters examined adverse for Covid, after a Deputy Secretary within the CM workplace contracted an infection.
The CM and household had gone into quarantine.
Two individuals from the CM’s meeting section of Seraj, who had met Thakur right here within the state capital had additionally examined optimistic. A complete of three individuals, together with the Deputy Secretary, who’s a Himachal Administrative Services (HAS) officer and an Additional Advocate General of the High Court, had are available contact with these two folks from Seraj, have examined optimistic.
Even although the Covid check report of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his relations is adverse, all his scheduled programmes and journey plans have been cancelled in the meanwhile.
The information of the 2 individuals from Janjheli in Seraj meeting section of Mandi testing optimistic led to panic within the secretariat immediately as they’d visited Oak Over, CM’s official residence and in addition secretariat, two days again. So far three folks, together with the Under Secretary, who have been major contacts of the 2 folks from Mandi, have examined optimistic.
While the whole CM workplace advanced and residence has been sanitised, CM, his spouse Dr Sadhna Thakur and daughters have been positioned beneath dwelling quarantine. Results of samples of 36 individuals, who’re within the dwelling employees and 27 in CM workplace and private safety are awaited.
The two individuals from Seraj who had visited CM residence and workplace on July 16 had developed throat irritation and cough inside two days and have been examined for Covid.
The second their report got here optimistic, the Deputy Secretary in CM workplace went into self-quarantine and immediately he, too, examined optimistic. Since, he’s additionally holding the put up of Joint Director, Industries, and had attended assembly within the Industries Directorate in Bemloe, the whole advanced has been sealed for the day in order that it may be sanitised.
All these officers who attended the assembly during which he was current have been suggested dwelling quarantine.
The information has prompted panic with senior bureaucrats who’ve held frequent interactions with the CM additionally eager to get examined.
The same scenario had arisen when an individual who got here to satisfy the newly appointed Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu from Delhi died resulting from Covid. The police headquarters needed to be sealed and Kundu was examined and got here out adverse.