Hyderabad: A top officer serving at the Yadadri Bhuvanagiri collectorate and his wife are among the 209 new COVID-19 reported on June 11th. This marks the first case reported in a district administration office in Telangana.
Notably, the officer who operates from the district collectorate head office, was part of several ground inspections, government programs, review meetings conducted at the collectorate. Several district level officials and public representatives took part. The man had also participated in the number of video conferences conducted by ministers on issues related administrative policies and planning.
Inquiries revealed that, the official had been on the field visit and was part of the relief activities held across the district. He also extensively traveled across the district on official programs in the past few days. The virus has spread to his wife, while the reports of many are awaited.
Following the medical reports, several collectorate staff have been placed under quarantine. Contact tracing of all those who attended meetings along with him has also begun in the district.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan's office at GHMC headquarters was sealed off as three GHMC staffers including his personal driver and assistant were tested positive for COVID-19.
In addition to the municipal staff, Ten police officers from Banjara Hills police station in Hyderabad, including a sub-inspector, eight constables, and a home guard, tested positive for COVID-19 on 11 June.
The state records its highest single-day spike of 209 +ve cases on June 11th. Of the 209 new cases, 208 are local cases while one is a migrant/foreign returnee, the health bulletin released by the state medical and health department said. Telangana has so far reported 4,320 positive cases of which over 175 were reported from the GHMC on Thursday while 10 were from Medchal. The total number of active cases in the state stands at 2,162.