The Principal Secretary to Chandigarh Administrator, JM Balamurugan, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday.
JM Balamurugan, 1994 batch IAS, who is Secretary to the Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has contracted the contagion disease.
Meanwhile, the UT administrator VP Singh Badnore and UT Adviser Manoj Parida have tested negative for the pandemic. Likewise, the Governor has asked all the UT officials, who attend war room meetings, to undergo Covid-19 testing, after his secretary, JM Balamurugan, tested positive for the novel virus.
On Saturday, Chandigarh reported 52 new cases of coronavirus taking the total number of cases in the Union territory to 1,426. In the meanwhile, the question that is being raised is why UT administration is holding war room meetings physically instead of video conferencing.