Principal DG PIB test positive for COVID-19

NEW DELHI, JUN 7 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 6/7/2020 1:22:43 PM IST

Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) K S Dhatwalia was Sunday night admitted to AIIMS after testing positive for COVID19.

Dhatwalia, who had been attending regular government briefings including Cabinet briefings, had been at work until yesterday.

Government sources said the National Media Centre, where the briefings have been taking place, would be closed for sanitisation on Monday.

The news of Dhatwalia testing positive comes just two days after three Health Ministry officers tested positive leading to weekend disinfection of Nirman Bhavan, the Ministry office complex.

Top union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday shared the dais with Dhatwalia for a cabinet briefing and would need to self quarantine themselves after the Principal DG, Information, tested positive.


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