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33 trainee IAS officers test positive for Coronavirus

33 trainee IAS officers test positive for Coronavirus
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33 trainee IAS officers test positive for Coronavirus

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As many as 33 trainee IAS officers in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie have tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday

Dehradun: As many as 33 trainee IAS officers in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie have tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Following this, the academy was sealed for two days.

LBSNAA director Sanjeev Chopra said, "A total of 33 OTs (Officer Trainees) tested Covid-19 positive on Friday. All of them were shifted to the Covid-19 care centre within the campus. Testing of the remaining OTs is being conducted."

There are 428 officers getting training under the 95th foundation course on the campus that started on October 13.

The trainees include those who have joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Forest Service (IFS), among other central services to take a 15-week foundation course before joining their respective departments across the country. The trainees found infected have been quarantined and 150 people have been examined while the remaining staff is also being investigated. "...Food and other necessities are being delivered to the OTs in their hostels by staff who have been equipped adequately in protective gear," tweeted LBSNAA from its official Twitter account.

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