Defence secretary tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: India's Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, following which the Defence ministry carried out a massive contact-tracing exercise, official sources said.

Ajay Kumar's condition is stable and he is currently under home-quarantine, they said.

At least 35 officials working at the ministry's headquarters in South Block in the Raisina Hills have been sent on home quarantine after reports of Ajay Kumar testing positive for the infection emerged on Wednesday morning.

It is learnt that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend office as part of a precautionary measure. Desk: Asianet Online