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Five bureaucrats Corona positive in Assam; Raj Bhawan quarantined

By IndianMandarins- 16 Jul 2020


Several senior bureaucrats, including the Commissioner and Secretary to Assam Governor, have tested positive for COVID-19. At least five senior officials have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the last 2-3 days.

Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor of Assam, S S Meenakshi Sundaram, his wife and mother have tested positive for COVID-19 and they are being treated at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here.

Senior IAS officer Oinam Sarankumar Singh, the Commissioner of Industries Department and also the MD of Assam Industrial Development Corporation, has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Pabitra Ram Khaund, the secretary of the Transport, Industries and Commerce Departments is undergoing treatment at the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19.

The PS to the Principal Secretary of the Chief Minister, Rajibuddin Ahmed has tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to a hospital for treatment. Additional Secretary of the Industries Department Isaan Bardalai has also tested positive.

Additional Chief Secretary and the Chairman of the Board of Revenue, V S Bhaskar”s cook has also tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, the Senior Officers” Colony, commonly known as IAS Colony, was partially sealed after it was declared a ”Containment Zone” for an indefinite period after four cases of COVID-19 were detected there.

The entire Raj Bhavan campus and its surrounding areas were declared a containment zone and sealed on July 4 after two members of the Governor”s Office tested COVID-19 positive.

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