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COVID-19 barges in Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan: infects four of governor’s staff

The deadly Coronavirus has entered Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan, although it is a highly secured and sanitized place housing the first citizen of the state — Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan.
Reports reveal that Four staff members of the governor including the chief security officer and the personal cook from Odisha tested positive for Coronavirus on Sunday the other two are an attendant and a staff nurse.

Although the governor Biswabhushan Harichandan, aged 85, was tested negative last week for Coronavirus previously, however 85-year-old governor has tested second time for Coronavirus on Sunday and the results are awaited.

In Raj Bhavan, the authorities took samples of 16 staff members in two spells on Friday and Saturday. Four of the eight persons whose samples were taken on Friday were found infected with novel Coronavirus.

MP of Kurnool Dr Sanjeev Kumar’s family has also been affected due to Coronavirus, while his 83 year old father was shifted to Hyderabad in critical condition his five others family members who were tested positive for Coronavirus are undergoing treatment in Andhra Pradesh’s designated COVID hospital in Kurnool.
The Coronavirus has entered on stage 3 in Kurnool announced by MP who is Doctor by profession and has 26 doctor relatives working in different hospitals as was evident from his family members getting infected even after quarantining themselves for more than a month. Meanwhile, the Kurnool MP’s brothers reside in Narsaraopet, which is already declared as red zone. On Saturday two of his brothers and their wives and the son of a brother were tested positive for the Coronavirus.

As per the sources the governor was unhappy over the lack of adequate space in Raj Bhavan to retain all the staff members in home quarantine, forcing some to go out every night and return to duties the next day. There are high chances of one of the staff members who is staying outside and visiting Raj Bhavan is the carrier, sources in Raj Bhavan said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, telephoned chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and discussed the developments undertaken. The government had undertaken disinfection of Raj Bhavan by spraying sodium hypochlorite. Drones were used to spray on the lawns and periphery of Raj Bhavan.

– Davinder Singh,NMTV News



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