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Niti Aayog building sealed after official tests positive, colleagues asked to quarantine

Prime News, Nation, (New Delhi), April 28:-The building of the Niti Aayog, government’s top think-tank, was sealed for 48 hours today as per the protocol of the health ministry after an official tested positive for Covid-19.

The contacts of the infected official have been asked to quarantine themselves as a precautionary measure and disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway.

“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 wrote in a tweet.

The authorities were alerted by NITI Aayog officials of the infection at 9 AM and all mandatory protocols subsequently kicked in.

According to the latest updates of the Health Ministry, total cases in India have crossed the 29,000-mark at 29,435, with active infections at 21,632. Total casualties are at 934, while 6,868 people have recovered.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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