The NITI Aayog building in central Delhi was on Tuesday sealed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the government’s policy think tank said.
“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 tweeted.
NITI Aayog said that disinfection and sanitisation of the building were underway and contacts of the positive person have been asked to go on self-quarantine.
“Disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway. Contacts of the single covid-positive person have been asked to go on self-quarantine,” NITI Aayog said in another tweet.
According to reports, the NITI Bhavan has been sealed for 48 hours for thorough disinfection and sanitisation.
On April 22, the Aviation Ministry also sealed its headquarters at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in Jor Bagh, New Delhi after an employee who had attended office on April 15 tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, India has reported 29,435 COVID-19 cases including 934 deaths and 6,869 recovered cases. There are 21,632 active cases in the country as of Tuesday, according to the Union health Ministry.