Raj Bhavan
Raj Bhavan

BHOPAL: Spread of the coronavirus shows no signs of abetting at Raj Bhavan as four fresh cases surfaced for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Four more security personnel of the battalion deployed at Raj Bhavan contracted corona on Thursday a day after eight jawans were tested positive for covid-19.

So far 28 people including 16 security personnel and other staff of Raj Bhavan have been diagnosed with the infection. The department of Home has been asked to deploy new battalion at the Raj Bhavan. State capital recorded 3 more deaths and 32 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 2730 as the fatalities mounted to 94.

Fresh positives cases coming from battalion for three consecutive days has exposed lapses on part of the administration as the authorities failed to put the corona-infected jawan in isolation and instead he continued with his duties at the Raj Bhavan.

Devendra Chaudhary, tehsildar, said, “Fifty seven jawans of battalion deployed at Raj Bhavan have been quarantined at Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Shramodya Vidyalaya(Mugaliachhap). Their swab samples have sent for testing.

Meanwhile, Hanumanganj reported two fresh cases while four more persons each Tallaya area Barkhedi have been diagnosed with the infection. Besides, three of a family in Gautam Nagar are among the fresh corona patients. Shahjahanbad and Koh-e-Fiza reported two positives each and Gandhi Nagar reported one corona case on the day.

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