84 staff members at Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan test positive for COVID-19, Governor is safe

However, None of these persons came in contact with the Governor or senior officials of the Raj Bhavan, a statement said. 84 staff members at the Tamil Nadu Governor’s official residence, the Raj Bhavan, in Chennai, have tested positive for Covid-19, an statement has revealed. It included that Governor Banwarilal Purohit and senior staff were safe and had not interacted with the work force who had tested positive.

As few men posted at Raj Bhavan showed symptoms, testing was done for 147 personnel and 84 of them, comprising security and fire service staffers, were found positive for coronavirus, a Raj Bhavan release said. All these persons were further investigated and now have been quarantined by the health department.

As a precautionary measure, the whole area of Raj Bhavan including offices have been sanitised by Corporation health authorities. Raj Bhavan is closely monitoring the situation.

The Raj Bhavan website additionally specifies that as preventive measure Raj Bhavan visits for the tourists cancelled till July 31, 2020.

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