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Niti Aayog employee tests Corona positive, headquarter sealed

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Niti Aayog has sealed its office headquarter after an employee of the apex government think tank tested Corona positive. This comes days after the ministry of civil aviation sealed its office at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi’s Jor Bagh.

“An employee working at NITI Bhavan has been detected positive with Covid-19. The authorities were informed 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. Disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway. Contacts of the single Covid-19 positive person have been asked to go on self-quarantine,” a senior Niti Aayog official was quoted as saying by a HT report.

The office will be sealed for two to three days as per “prescribed protocol” the official added.

The ministry of civil aviation sealed its headquarters on April 22 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

“The ministry of civil aviation office at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan is sanitised, safe, up and reopened. It was sealed after one of our colleagues tested positive for Covid-19 on April 21. After operating from Nirman Bhawan and Udhyog Bhawan for a while, I worked out of my Civil Aviation office today,” union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri said on Monday.

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