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COVID19: Top officials self-quarantine after IAS officer tests positive in J&K

Srinagar: A senior IAS officer has been tested positive for novel Coronavirus last night in Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources said that the IAS officer’s test returned positive late last night, only a few hours after he participated in a high-level meeting attended among others by Financial Commissioner, Principal Secretary, senior officer in the Disaster Management Authority and officials in the Health and Medical Education Department. Besides them, the meeting was attended by Principal GMC, Managing Director of a concerned organization, a Director, a Microbiologist, an Epidemiologist besides others. The swap sample of the Commissioner Secretary rank officer was taken at the airport and the reports returned after the meeting was over, they said. In fact, sources said, most of the officers who participated in the meeting had reached home. “I had just finished my dinner when I received the call that I need to be in quarantine after the...