District Malaria Officer Gyanendra Mishra told that doctors and medical personnel are also among the officers found infected on Monday. He said that CMO NK Gupta was working with the District Magistrate Pandey.
Ajay Shankar Pandey, District Magistrate, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, was found infected with the Corona virus on Sunday. A day later, about 50 officers, including the district’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the chief of police, have been confirmed to have been infected with Kovid-19. This information was provided by officers. Ghaziabad adjoining Delhi is one of the worst affected districts in Uttar Pradesh.
District Malaria Officer Gyanendra Mishra told that doctors and medical personnel are also among the officers found infected on Monday. He said that CMO NK Gupta was working with the District Magistrate Pandey. He told that Gupta was a member of Pandey’s team to control the corona virus in Ghaziabad.
On Sunday, DM Ajay Shankar Pandey and his wife were confirmed to be infected with the corona virus. Pandey’s special work officer Gaurav Singh said that the symptoms started appearing in the district magistrate from Saturday, after which samples of him and his wife were taken for examination.
They said that both of them have been confirmed infected in the report. Singh said that Pandey and his wife have quarantined themselves. He told that till Pandey recuperates, Krishna Karunesh, vice-chairman of Ghaziabad Development Authority, will take over the responsibility as acting District Magistrate.
Monday was the second consecutive day in Uttar Pradesh, when there was a slight decline in the number of new infected in twenty-four hours. On Saturday, the figure was at 38055, it came down to 33574. However, the death rate still remains a challenge. Kanpur city has also left Lucknow behind in terms of maximum deaths in one day.
Now the number of active cases in the state is three lakh four thousand 199. In the last 24 hours, 33574 newcomers have been found, while 26719 people have become healthy after treatment. In the last 24 hours, 249 people have died in the state while other serious people are admitted in hospitals.
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