Shimla: Two personnel deployed to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur’s cavalcade were tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, triggering panic among state ministers and government functionaries.
Thakur, who is in the state capital and had returned this week after his visits to Kangra and Una, is also likely to undergo a test.
One of those who tested positive is a security personnel, while another is a driver deployed in the Chief Minister’s escort vehicle.
Both were admitted to the state-run Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Hospital here.
It is learnt that the two infected personnel were also on duty in the Chief Minister’s Office on August 11 when the Cabinet met here.
Earlier, Thakur went into self-quarantine on July 22 after a deputy secretary in his office tested positive.