COVID-19 in Mumbai: 24 employees found positive at Raj Bhavan

Updated: 13 July, 2020 07:38 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

All staffers have been kept in home quarantine on the premises of the governor's residence, will be moved out if deemed necessary

BMC medical staff at Raj Bhavan staff quarters on Sunday. Pic/Ashish Raje
BMC medical staff at Raj Bhavan staff quarters on Sunday. Pic/Ashish Raje

A few days after two staffers tested positive, 22 more employees tested positive for COVID-19 at Raj Bhavan – the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra — over Saturday and Sunday. All the employees have been home quarantined at the staff quarters on the Raj Bhavan premises. BMC will arrange for institutional quarantine and arrangement of more doctors and medical staff if necessary.

After two of the employees at Raj Bhavan were found positive early last week, the BMC had advised testing of the rest of the staff. Accordingly, 100 employees were tested and the reports of 22 came positive.

"Staff are in home quarantine on the premises now, but if the Raj Bhavan administration tells us to shift them to institutional quarantine, the BMC will do so," said an official from D ward.

The BMC has been sanitising Raj Bhavan from time to time and have even deputed separate staff for it. Raj Bhavan has its own doctors and medical staff, but BMC will arrange for additional doctors and staff as per requirement, said the officer.

No. of Raj Bhavan staffers tested

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First Published: 13 July, 2020 07:08 IST

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