Covid19: DC office Jammu declared contaminated zone as 3 employees test positive

Three people working in the office of Deputy Commissioner- Jammu tested positive for the COVID-19, forcing the district administration to declare the entire office complex as a containment zone.

Officials told that three people including a petition writer, security guard and a sanitary worker at the office complex tested positive for Covid this morning after which the district administration Jammu decided to close the office and declare the entire building as a containment zone. The DC office, along with the external area on Wazarat road, Jammu has been declared as a containment zone, officials said.

DC Jammu also wrote on his Twitter handle: “3 persons (petitioner writer, security guard, sanitary worker) engaged in the premises of the DC office complex have turned Covid +ve. The entire complex of DC office with external holding area on Wazarat road is declared temporarily as a containment zone for extensive sanitization.”

Officials told that entry and exit of all the employees have been restricted to the complex for some time till the entire building is sanitized extensively. The Jammu division has over 3,600 positive cases with around 2,000 recoveries and 22 deaths.