Covid impact: HC closed till August 27, CM to remain in self isolation for three days
The Uttarakhand high court will remain closed till August 27 after a person working in the court premises tested positive for Covid-19. Similarly, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will remain in self isolation for the next three days as a precautionary measure after a staff member connected to the chief minister’s office tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
The Nainital district hospital PMS Dr KS Dhami informed that on Saturday 135 RTPCR tests had been conducted of which 98 were of high court employees. As per the test reports received, two women including one working in the HC and a policewoman tested positive for Covid. As a precautionary measure, the HC has been closed till August 27.
Meanwhile, in Dehradun the CM Trivendra Singh Rawat tweeted that he along with his family members, staff members and security personnel of the CM office were tested for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Stating that they had tested negative, he added that as a precautionary measure he will remain in self isolation for the next three days. While appealing to the public to observe all necessary precautions, the CM said that while in self isolation, he will conduct his official works on the phone and virtually. According to official sources, a security officer connected to the chief minister’s office tested positive for Covid-19. Considering this, the CM is going into self isolation as a precautionary measure. Due to the latest development, the cabinet meeting earlier scheduled for August 26 has been rescheduled to September 2.
It will be recalled that recently, an officer on special duty (OSD) in the CM office and then the CM’s economic advisor had also tested positive for Covid.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun/Nainital