Srinagar, May 31: A senior IAS officer tested positive for novel Coronavirus last night in Jammu and Kashmir, following which many senior officials went into self-quarantine.
Sources told GNS that the IAS officer’s test returned positive late last night, only a few hours after he participated in a high-level meeting attended among others by a Financial Commissioner, a Principal Secretary, a senior officer in the Disaster Management Authority and officials in the Health and Medical Education Department.
Besides them, the meeting was attended by Principal GMC, Managing Director of a concerned organization, a Director, a Microbiologist, an Epidemiologist besides others.
The sample of the Commissioner Secretary rank officer was taken at the airport and the reports returned after the meeting was over, they said. In fact, sources said, most of the officers who participated in the meeting had reached home.
“I had just finished my dinner when I received the call that I need to be in quarantine after the development,” one of the officers who had attended the meeting said. He, however, said officials attending any meeting are taking due precautions such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
Sources said that if anyone among them shows immediate symptoms, he would be tested immediately.