At least 9 senior RSS functionaries, housed at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh headquarters at Mahal in central Nagpur, have examined optimistic for coronavirus. All the contaminated full-time senior swayamsevaks– most of whom are aged 60 years and above– have been shifted to a non-public nursing residence within the metropolis for remedy.
According to the individuals aware about the developments, as many as 9 senior functionaries had been contaminated and nearly all of them endure from hypertension and diabetes.
“They are stable and responding to the medicines,” a senior swayamsevak preferring anonymity, stated.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and basic secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi, who additionally reside in the identical constructing, are out of station. “They were informed about the development,” the senior functionary quoted above stated, and added that the majority the contaminated members had been discovered asymptomatic.
In view of the rising instances at the RSS headquarters, total premises together with all rooms contained in the constructing have been sanitized.
Meanwhile, the guardian minister for Nagpur district, Nitin Raut, too, has examined optimistic for Covid-19. Raut, who can be the minister for vitality, took to Twitter to tell his followers.
“I have been tested positive for Covid-19 today. I would like to request all those who have come in contact with me in the past few days to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure. Stay Safe everyone and take care,” the minister tweeted. His spouse, Sumedha additionally examined optimistic for the illness and was admitted to a non-public nursing residence.
Earlier, union minister for transport and Lok Sabha member from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari, had examined optimistic.
Due to the rising instances of Covid-19 in Nagpur, a Janata curfew could be noticed within the metropolis on Saturdays and Sundays within the remaining two weeks of this month and a call on extending it will likely be taken after September 30, stated metropolis mayor Sandip Joshi.