Bhopal, May 28 : The Governor’s House in Bhopal has been declared a containment zone after a peon and cleaner and four other family members residing on the sprawling premises tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.
Daily high-level review of requisite precautions will be undertaken every day in view of the infection in the Raj Bhavan, said a government statement.
Manohar Dubey, Secretary to the Governor, said there will be strict monitoring of visitors’ movement and health of staff. The residence and office of Governor Lalji Tandon have been declared as ‘inner zone’, and two of the three entry gates have been sealed.
There are 64 staff quarters on the sprawling premises. The employees and their family members living in quarters will not be allowed to leave the campus for three days, except for medical emergencies.
The Governor has tested negative twice. His ADC and OSD have also tested negative. The 85-year-old Governor was tested for the first time after a senior bureaucrat in the Health Department had tested positive weeks ago. The employees ordered to work from home. The health of the staff will be monitored daily.
People will be allowed to meet the Governor only after sanitisation and thermal screening.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had hinted at a cabinet expansion, but now, the swearing-in might be delayed for some time. Chouhan had taken oath on March 23. After working alone for nearly a month, he had expanded his cabinet to induct five members. On Wednesday, Chouhan said the expansion will take place soon.