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Senior cop at Rashtrapati Bhavan tests positive for coronavirus


An assistant commissioner of police (ACP) posted at Rashtrapati Bhavan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to a Delhi hospital. Several police personnel and staff of the presidential residence have been quarantined.

The senior official’s office is situated inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan building.

Last month, residents of around 115 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex were quarantined after the relative of an employee there tested positive for coronavirus. No employee of President’s Secretariat had tested positive.

A COVID-19 positive patient from central Delhi, who was neither an employee of the President’s secretariat nor a resident of the President’s Estate, died on April 13 with co-morbidities at the BL Kapoor Hospital, a statement had said.

When it was later found that a family member of an employee staying in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex had been in contact with the patient, all the seven family members were moved to a quarantine facility in central Delhi. One of the family members of the employee subsequently tested positive while the rest tested negative.

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