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Defence Secretary tests positive for COVID-19, portion of South Block sealed

New Delhi: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, a 1985-batch IAS officer, who had been on the forefront in battling the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, has reportedly examined Coronavirus-positive, sources stated on Wednesday.

The portion of South Block on the Raisina Hill advanced in Delhi has been sealed and is in technique of sanitisation.

After the stories of Kumar reportedly examined optimistic got here within the corridors of South Block, many prime Ministry of Defence officers didn’t attend their workplace. It was additionally reported that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh additionally didn’t attend the workplace.

The ministry is finishing up an intensive contact tracing, and disinfection of places of work in South Block is underway.

It has been discovered that round 30 individuals got here in shut contact with the defence secretary during the last couple of days they usually have been advised to enter residence quarantine.

Until June 1, the officer was persistently lively on social media and was telling lots in regards to the authorities initiatives to include the unfold of the lethal virus.

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