Corona update: NITI Aayog officer tested positive for Covid-19; building sealed for sanitization

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  • Niti Aayog sealed for 48 hours to sanitize the entire building after one employee tested positive of Covid_19
  • National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015

DELHI: With Corona Cases on rise in the country, the premier policy think tank of the Government of India – NITI Aayog is also in its grip. The office building has been sealed for 48 hours after an employee working there tested positive for Covid-19.

“A director level officer working at NITI Aayog 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 tweeted.

People who came in contact with the employee have been asked to quarantine themselves, NITI Aayog said. Efforts are also on to trace others who may have come in contact with the employee. NITI Aayog said that the disinfection and sanitisation of the building is going on.

Recently, the Aviation Ministry headquarters was also sealed after one of its employees who had attended office on April 15, tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, an employee of the Supreme Court tested positive for coronavirus. Two court registrars who had come in contact with the person were advised to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

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