Defence secretary Ajay Kumar.

India’s defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

According to reports, the condition of Kumar, who was found positive for the virus on Wednesday, is stable and is currently under home-quarantine.

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 Kumar testing positive for the infection emerged on Wednesday morning.

The defence ministry, however, has not so far confirmed the reports.

It is learnt that defence Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend office as part of a precautionary measure.

The offices of the defence minister, the defence secretary, the Army Chief and the Navy Chief are on the first floor of the South Block.

The sources said all laid down protocols on contact-tracing and quarantining of people are being scrupulously followed.

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