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Covid-19 symptoms seen in defense secretary Ajay Kumar, South Block sealed

Vishnu Vasisht

Coronavirus cases are continuously increasing in the country. After reports of infection in Rashtrapati Bhavan, now similar news is coming from the Ministry of Defense. PTI, quoting official sources, has reported that defense secretary Ajay Kumar has shown signs of Coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine.

According to the information, 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 those who came in contact with him. During this time, at least 35 officers working at the headquarters of the ministry in South Block have been sent to home quarantine.

However, no official statement was revealed as to whether the Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in the Secretary of Defense. On the other hand, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense also declined to comment on the matter. However, two senior army officials said Kumar was found positive.

As a precautionary defense minister Rajnath Singh did not come to office on Wednesday after the symptoms of Coronavirus were seen in Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar. The offices of Defense Minister, Secretary of Defense, Chief of Army Staff and Navy Chief are on the first floor of South Block.

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