Vijayawada: Four staffers working at the Andhra Pradesh governor Biswabhusan Harichandan's office cum residence, have been tested positive for COVID-19. The four include a nurse, a chief security officer and two other staffers. Following the medical reports released on April 26th, the AP governor will be tested.
According to a source, the nurse is part of the medical team stationed at the Governor's official residence in Vijayawada, while the other two are butler and a house keeping staff. As a result, the nurse has been admitted to the nodal center for COVID. " We are testing all employees stationed at the governor's office. Inquires found that staffers who were tested positive had no travel history, except for the chief security officer who recently travelled to Hyderabad, ' said a source.
The staffers have now been admitted to Pinnamaneni Siddhartha hospital in Krishna district.
Kurnool MP Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, on 26 April, said six of his family members have tested positive for COVID-19. He also hinted that the virus transmission in the country has reached the third stage
Dr. Kumar said six of his family members, including his 83-year-old father, two brothers and their wives, and one youngster from the family tested positive. "Surprisingly, two of my brothers are doctors and their wives are doctors, too," he said.
Kurnool district has emerged as a COVID-19 hotbed reporting 279 cases and nine deaths, the highest in the state. The number of cases has been increasing in the district in the past few days.
Dr. Kumar, a YSRCP MP, said his brothers live in the Narasingaraopeta locality in Kurnool and his father stayed with them. All six who tested positive were asymptomatic and none of them have any travel history.
"My father has been undergoing treatment in a Hyderabad hospital and my family members were admitted to the Kurnool government general hospital for treatment," the MP said, adding "It is difficult to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the focus is on mitigating the deaths. Though there is nothing to be alarmed about, people have to adhere to social distancing and lockdown guidelines." He said the Andhra government has been taking all measures to deal with the pandemic.