PIB Chief KS Dhatwalia tests positive for Covid-19

Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau K.S. Dhatwalia has tested corona positive and hospitalized in AIIMS, sources told on Sunday.

The sources stated that he was hospitalized in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) the trauma centre at 7 p.m. AIIMS trauma centre is a dedicated COVID-19 hospital.

There was no official statement on his medical condition.

The official sources stated that the National Media Centre, where his office is located, has been shut and will remain close on June 8 as the entire building will be sanitised.

They stated that the NMC is likely to remain shut on June 9 as well and a huge contact tracing exercise is being carried out in accordance with the standard protocol.

The sources stated that all activities of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), including holding of press conferences will occur in the Shastri Bhawan till the NMC is completely sanitised and reopened.

On June 3, Mr Dhatwalia had shared the stage with Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar when they had briefed the media on the decisions taken by the Cabinet.