Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot cancelled his scheduled meetings after as many as 10 staff members at the Chief Ministers Office and residence tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot cancelled his meetings with visitors after 10 people at his office and residence tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday (August 27).
Nine staff members, including clerks, of the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) and one member of staff at the Chief Minister's Residence (CMR) have tested positive for coronavirus, sources said.
10 people at the CMO and CMR have tested positive, and the chief minister has cancelled his meetings with visitors as a precautionary measure, a statement said.
"Those who wish to meet the chief minister have to come in contact with security staff and other personnel at the CMO and residence and in view of the safety for the visitors, the chief minister has cancelled all meetings with visitors," it said.
Meanwhile, the cabinet meeting which was scheduled for today at the Chief Minister's Residence was also cancelled.
While no reason was officially disclosed, sources indicated that the meeting was cancelled in view of the positive cases at the CMO and at the CMR.
Rajasthan's COVID-19 tally has reached 75,303 with the addition of 633 new cases on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the number of MLAs and ministers infected by COVID-19 in Punjab rose to 29, however, seven of them have already recovered.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to all other legislators who had come in contact with them to avoid attending the one-day Vidhana Sabha session on Friday (August 28).
Last Updated 28, Aug 2020, 9:21 AM