Over 38 staff members in Telangana Raj Bhavan along with 10 of their family members tested positive for Covid-19. However, Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and her family members tested negative for the Coronavirus and she tweeted about the same. She encouraged people in red zones to undergo tests.
Of the 38 staff members, 28 are security personnel and 10 from other departments in the Governor’s office.
The medical personnel collected swab samples of a total of 39 people, including the Governor and the staff. While 48 tested positive, the remaining 347 tested negative.
The health officials sent 20 of the positive patients to Government Ayurveda Hospital while the remaining were advised to go for home quarantine.
With the number of positive cases increasing by the day in Telangana, Soundararajan, who is a medical doctor herself, monitored the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state. She visited NIMS and even held discussion with the managements of private healthcare facilities recently.
She also called for Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and principal secretary (health) to meet her to enquire about the existing conditions and the precautions being taken to handle the crisis.
In June, six employees of the AP Raj Bhavan tested positive for the virus and all of them have recovered. However, AP Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan tested negative for Covid-19.