Hyderabad Mayor undergoes Covid test, second time in a week

Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) Greater Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan underwent Covid-19 test on Friday, a day after his driver tested positive for the virus.

The Mayor on Thursday went into self-quarantine after his driver tested positive.

The driver was found positive after the tests were conducted on employees working the Mayor's chambers in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) office following an employee testing positive.

Since the driver had accompanied him during his visit to various parts of the city, Rammohan went into quarantine and also underwent the test.

With the employee in Mayor's office and his driver testing positive, the number of GHMC employees affected by Covid-19 has gone up to three.

An employee in the solid waste management wing had tested positive last Monday.

This is the second time in less than a week that the Mayor has undergone the Covid-19 test. Earlier, he had given his samples for the test on June 7 and the result was negative.

Rammohan had voluntarily come forward to undergo the test after the worker at a hotel he had tea on June 1 tested positive.

After participating in a sanitation programme, the Mayor had tea at a hotel in Adikmet. It was later found that a worker at the hotel had tested positive.

The Mayor said the worker had left the hotel nine days before he had tea there and though the chances of catching Covid-19 ruled out, he was still going for a test as a precautionary measure.



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