Guntur: A senior IAS officer leading the district administration in Guntur has tested positive for Covid-19. His wife and son, too, were tested positive.
All the three have opted for home quarantine.
Sources said that none of them had any symptoms and health issues. A team of doctors has been tasked to monitor the health of the top official.
The family members of the IAS officer underwent test after some of the staff members in the district collectorate tested positive last week. The test results of the IAS officer’s family turned positive on Sunday.
The senior official had been conducting review meetings with several officials, including joint collectors, RDOs, health officers and municipal commissioners. Almost all the senior officials and district heads of departments were primary and secondary contacts of the IAS officer as they attended review meetings with the top official. Sources said that the state government has directed all the senior officials who came into contact with the district administration head to get tested for Covid-19 immediately.
The officer who tested positive for Covid-19 had interacted with several legislators as he had attended programmes with them. The senior official visited several constituencies to inspect land for house-sites programme along with legislators and tehsildars.
While majority of the legislators are in home quarantine, mandal-level tehsildars are in a tricky position as they have to carry out day-to-day administration at field- level. Sources said that of the tehsildars have chosen to attend duties from home as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, another YSRC legislator tested positive in the district. The legislator representing a constituency in the Krishna delta has been in the field for the last three months inspecting developmental activities in the constituency.