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Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar Suspected of Coronavirus, South Block Shocked

It is believed that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh did not come to the office after the defense secretary showed Coronavirus symptoms.


New Delhi| Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar on Wednesday showed signs of Covid-19 infection, sending shockwaves in the Ministry of Defense. The efforts are going on War footing to trace his contacts.


On Wednesday morning, at least 35 officers working in the headquarters of the ministry in the South Block of Raisina Hills were sent back to their houses separately after symptoms were detected in defense secretary Ajay Kumar.


However, no official statement was given as to whether it is a confirmed Coronavirus case. A defense ministry spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

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At the same time, two senior army officers said that Kumar has been found infected.


It is believed that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh did not come to the office in view of due diligence.


The offices of Defense Minister, Secretary of Defense, Chief of Army Staff and Navy Chief are on the first floor of South Block.


It was not immediately known whether Kumar was admitted to a hospital or not.



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