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Last Updated : Sep 19, 2020 07:34 PM IST | Source: PTI

Nine RSS workers living at Sangh headquarters contract COVID-19

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi were not in the headquarters when these workers tested positive

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Nine senior workers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who live in the organization's headquarters in Nagpur have tested positive for COVID-19, a Sangh functionary said on September 19.

"Nine swayamsevaks, mostly senior citizens, tested positive two or three days ago. All have been quarantined properly and the headquarters has been fully sanitized," he said.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi were not in the headquarters when these workers tested positive, he said.


Around 20 senior swayamsevaks (volunteers) live at the RSS headquarters.

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Meanwhile, due to rising COVID-19 cases in the city, Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi has appealed for a `Janta curfew' on Saturday and Sunday till September 30.
First Published on Sep 19, 2020 07:34 pm