India's Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tests coronavirus positive: Sources

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 04, 2020, 09.35 AM(IST)

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar Photograph:( IANS )

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Ajay Kumar's condition is stable and he is currently under home-quarantine.

India's Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for coronavirus, following which the defence ministry carried out a massive contact-tracing exercise.

Ajay Kumar's condition is stable and he is currently under home-quarantine.

At least 35 officials working at the ministry's headquarters in South Block in the Raisina Hills have been sent on home quarantine after reports of Kumar testing positive for the infection emerged on Wednesday morning.

It is learnt that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend office as part of a precautionary measure.

The offices of the defence minister, the defence secretary, the Army Chief and the Navy Chief are on the first floor of the South Block.

Sources said all laid down protocols on contact-tracing and quarantining of people are being scrupulously followed.

(with inputs from PTI)