Minister Errabelli In Home Quarantine As Eight Staffers Test COVID-19 Positive

 - Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: Telangana Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao revealed that eight of his employees, including a watchman and gunmen, contracted COVID-19 on Sunday. The minister however clarified that he did not get infected with the dreaded coronavirus but is still undergoing home quarantine as a precautionary measure.

According to reports, all the personnel working for the minister have been undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Hyderabad. Erabelli said that all the employees working for him, both in Hyderabad and Warangal, underwent COVID-19 tests. Around 40 members including gunmen, drivers and other people underwent the tests on July 21 at the minister's residence  at Parvatigiri Mandal of Warangal.

Responding to the social media claims over his testing positive for COVID-19 which triggered panic among his employees, relatives and other people who met him in recent times, the minister said that all those claims were not true. Erabelli said that he would make an announcement if he got infected with the virus and asked people not to panic.

On July 26, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor Bonthu Rammohan tested positive for COVID-19 .

Rammohan, along with his family, underwent coronavirus tests on Saturday for which the results came out on Sunday. While he was diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, all his family members have tested negative for COVID-19.
On July 24, TRS MP and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's (KCR) daughter Kavitha also went into home quarantine after her driver tested positive for COVID-19 on last Thursday evening.

Many MLAs and people's representatives in Telangana have already been affected by the dreaded virus. Several leaders from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party had also tested positive for coronavirus. On July 23, TRS MLC and former deputy chief minister Kadiam Srihari tested positive for COVID-19. On July 18, Quthbullapur MLA KP Vivekananda Goud along with his wife Sowjanya and son Vidhat were diagnosed with the coronavirus infection following rapid COVID-19 tests.
Besides the Quthbullapur MLA, three more ruling party legislators tested positive for the virus so far. Jangaon MLA Muthireddy Yadagiri Reddy, Nizamabad Urban MLA Bigala Ganesh Gupta and Nizamabad Rural MLA Bajireddy Govardhan contracted the virus. Earlier, Home Minister Mahmood Ali and deputy speaker Padma Rao were also infected with COVID-19.


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