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Corona Engulfs Defense, Law and Health Ministry

Corona Reaches Health Ministry

The global pandemic corona virus has spread to important ministries of the central government. These Ministries are the Health Ministry, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Defense. The Health Ministry has issued a circular on Wednesday banning the gathering of five people at one place. As a precautionary measure, they are asked to hold meetings through video conferencing.

Health Ministry Issues Circular

In the circular issued by the Ministry of Health, it has been said that many officials of the Ministry have been found Corona positive. As such, a list has been issued as a precautionary measure. It states that henceforth the meetings will be through video conference to prevent the spread of corona.

The Ministry stated in the circular that it has been seen that for some time, the rules of social distancing in the office premises (Nirman Bhavan) are not being followed. The corona report of several ministry officials has come out positive. Therefore, it has become necessary to take precautionary measures which should be strictly followed.

Joint Secretary of Law Ministry Found Corona Positive

Earlier, a joint secretary in the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry confirmed Covid-19 on Wednesday. After this, the authorities have ordered the parts of the fourth floor of Shastri Bhavan to be free of infection.

In a circular issued by the ministry, the officers and other employees who came in direct contact with the joint secretary have been asked to keep themselves in isolation till 12 June. The ‘A’ and ‘D’ part of the fourth floor of the building will be infection free on Thursday and Friday as per the rules of the Ministry of Health.

The officials found positive had last appeared in the office on 29 May. On the fourth floor of Shastri Bhavan, besides the Ministry of Law, some other Ministries Departments are located. Earlier in May, Covid-19 was confirmed in an investigation by a Deputy Secretary working in the Law Affairs Department of the Law Ministry.

Corona Reaches Defense Ministry

The matter also came up in the Ministry of Defense after the number of corona patients in the country crossed two lakh. PTI, quoting official sources, reported the defense secretary showing signs of corona and quarantining them at home.

On Wednesday, the Secretary of Defense Ajay Kumar showed signs of Covid-19 infection, after which the Ministry of Defense carried out a massive operation to find the people who came in contact with him. During this time, at least 35 officers working at the headquarters of the ministry in South Block of Raisina Hills were sent to their homes in isolation.

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