Bhopal: The Bhopal district administration on Wednesday declared Madhya Pradesh Raj Bhavan, the residence of the Governor, as a COVID-19 containment zone after six persons living in the campus tested positive. District Collector Tarun Pithode issued an order to this effect on Wednesday.
Raj Bhavan sources said after the first case was found at the Raj Bhavan a couple of days back, the sample of Governor Lalji Tadon was also collected for testing.
The collector's order said six COVID-19 cases were found in the employees' quarters inside the Raj Bhavan located under Jahangirabad police station area. "It has been declared as a containment area considering these houses as epicentre," the order said.
After this area was declared as a containment zone, all the people living in the area should be home-quarantined, besides the stoppage of movement, the order said.
Meanwhile, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said the son of an employee of the Governor's House had tested positive a couple of days back.
"The employee in question has been living in the campus with his family. Subsequently, other family members of this employee also tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is engaged in the work of cleaning vehicles," he said.
Now, the movement in that part of the campus, where the employees' quarters are located, has been stopped and all the residents have been home-quarantined as per the orders, he said. The house staff of the governor has been shifted to a guest house on the campus after they tested negative, he said.
The sample of the governor was also collected for COVID-19 test, he said, adding the work of collecting samples of the residents there has been completed and sanitisation work is being carried out regularly as per the protocol. He also said these COVID-19 infected persons never came in contact with the governor.
"Only the house-staff of 6-7 persons, who tested negative and shifted to the guest house, are in contact with the governor," he said.
All the guidelines and protocol as per the order of the district administration are being followed, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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