India’s Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has contracted deadly Coronavirus infection as the country is grappled with more 2.07 lakh ongoing cases.
According to Indian media, Ajay Kumar is currently under home quarantine.
Moreover, 35 people working at the ministry’s headquarters in South Block in the Raisina Hills have been asked to go into self-isolation.
“Extensive contact tracing and major disinfection of offices in South Block is underway. There is a list of around 30 people who came in close contact with the defence secretary over the last couple of days. They have been told to go into self-quarantine,” said a government source.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend the office at his ministry in the South Block as part of virus fears.
The ministry also carried out a massive contact-tracing exercise.
It is still unclear if the Defence Secretary was in contact with the service chiefs over the last few days or the Chief of Defence Staff.