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COVID-19: 80 people working in UP CM helpline centre test positive

The Yogi Adityanath government had last year launched the chief minister's helpline number '1076'. The 24X7 toll-free helpline number enables residents of the state to file their complaints.

Published: 16th June 2020 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2020 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

LUCKNOW: At least 80 people working for the Uttar Pradesh chief minister's helpline service here have tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"The first case (among those working at the helpline) was detected around 4-5 days back," the official told PTI.

The helpline service '1076' has been outsourced to a company.

"We had visited the place almost a month back, and they were properly told masks and sanitisers have to be used by everyone.

They (the company) forwarded us photographs and videos of people wearing masks while working," the official said.

However, the official refused to comment on whether any action has been initiated against the company, which was providing the services.

The Yogi Adityanath government had last year launched the chief minister's helpline number '1076'.

The 24X7 toll-free helpline number enables residents of the state to file their complaints.

It was launched to establish a direct link between the people and the Chief Minister's Office.

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