Niti Aayog office shuts as an employee tests Covid19 positive

The NITI Aayog building- the government policy think tank – in Delhi has been sealed for 48 hours, after a director-level officer tested positive for coronavirus, Alok Kumar, a senior official at NITI Ayog said on Tuesday.

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NITI Aayog tweeted, “An employee working at NITI Bhavan has been detected positive with COVID-19. It was informed to the authorities at 9 am this morning. NITI Aayog is following all the due protocols necessary as per the Ministry of Health guidelines. The building has been sealed”.

NITI Aayog stated sanitisation and sterilization of the building is going on.
Further, it added, “The building has been sealed. Disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway. Contacts of the single COVID-19 positive person have been asked to go on self-quarantine,”.

Alok Kumar said those who came in contiguity with the person have been entreated to go on self-quarantine.
Kumar added, “We are following necessary protocol and the health ministry has been informed and all the due processes will be followed. So, we are closed for 48 hours”.
A few days back, the Ministry of Civil Aviation headquarters located near Safdarjung was sealed for two days after one of its employees who attended office on April 15 found corona positive.

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