Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Joint Secretary of Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal, has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed on his Twitter account on Friday.
Lav informed that he has initiated Home Isolation and requested all his friends and colleagues for self-monitoring.
Dear All,Just to inform that I have tested positive for Covid 19 and initiating home isolation as per guidelines. Requesting all my friends, colleagues for self monitoring. Contact tracing will be done by Health Team. Hoping to see everyone soon.
— lavagarwal (@lavagarwal) August 14, 2020
A 1996 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, the IIT-Delhi graduate was the government’s spokesperson at Covid-19 situation briefings but now has been replaced by Secretary Rajesh Bhushan himself.