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)