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Coronavirus: Karnataka CM’s office-residence shut after employee’s husband tests COVID-19 positive

Karnataka’s Vikasa Soudha staff have been given work from home after an employee tested positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus Karnataka CM's office-residence shut after employee's husband tests COVID-19 positive
Bengaluru, First Published Jun 19, 2020, 4:11 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s office-cum-residence in Bengaluru was shut for sanitisation on Friday (June 19) after an employee’s relative tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to sources, a woman staff working at ‘Krishna’, the office-cum-residence of Yediyurappa did not turn up for duty for two days after her husband was infected by the virus.

“Her husband has been tested positive and not the woman, but still as a precautionary measure the entire building has been sanitised,” an official said.

The chief minister conducted all the important meetings of the day at the Vidhana Soudha instead of ‘Krishna’, sources said.

Similarly, the divisional office of the Bengaluru Railway Division was closed on Friday for disinfection after an employee was tested positive for coronavirus.

“Consequent to an employee of SBC Division found COVID positive and the same communicated to divisional administration on June 18, it is informed that the Divisional Office will be closed on June 19 for disinfection,” said an official communique to all the branch offices of Bangalore Railway Division of the South Western Railway.

The letter said the office will reopen on Monday.

Meanwhile, a couple of days after an employee working in Vikasa Soudha tested positive for coronavirus, employees in the building were asked to work from home on Friday.

The first such order from the Karnataka government, the decision was taken to enable Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials to sanitise the entire building.

An employee of the Food and Civil Supplies Department had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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