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No Employee Of President’s Secretariat Has Tested Positive For COVID-19, Clarifies Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan issued a statement on Tuesday (April 21) clarifying that till date no employee of the President's secretariat has tested positive for COVID-19

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Rashtrapati Bhavan issued a statement on Tuesday (April 21) clarifying that till date no employee of the President’s secretariat has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, there were reports that stated the family members of at least 25 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises have been asked to isolate themselves after sanitation working in Rashtrapati Bhavan tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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As per IBTimes, the statement read: “A COVID-19 positive patient from Central Delhi, who was neither an employee of the President’s Secretariat nor a resident of the President’s Estate expired on April 13 with co-morbidities at B L Kapoor Hospital, New Delhi.”

“The employee along with the family is a resident of Pocket 1, Schedule A area of the President’s Estate. As required under the guidelines, all the seven members of this family were moved to the quarantine facility at Mandir Marg on 16.04.2020.

Subsequently, one of the family members who were in contact with the deceased tested positive. All other family members including the employee of the President’s Secretariat have tested negative.

Following the instructions and guidelines of the authority designated under the Disaster Management Act 2005, read with Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, 115 houses in Pocket 1, schedule A area of the President’s Estate were identified for movement restriction and residents have been advised to remain indoors,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

The statement also stated that the Secretariat along with the Local Administration is taking all the preventive measures required under the government guidelines.

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