A resident of the Indian President’s estate has tested positive for Covid-19

A resident of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s official estate has tested positive for Covid-19, leading to the quarantine of 115 families who live in the residential section of the Rashtrapati Bhavan — the presidential palace in New Delhi.

The individual who has tested positive is a family member of an employee who is currently working in the palace and lives on the premises. Following current guidelines, the whole family was moved to a quarantine facility, according to a news release issued by the palace.

The family was located during contact tracing of another deceased patient by health officials.

“Subsequently, one of the family members who was in contact with the deceased, tested positive. All other family members including the employee of the President’s Secretariat have tested negative,” the news release said.

This is the first confirmed case on the premises of the presidential palace. Delhi has recorded at least 2,156 cases, including 47 deaths.

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