NITI Aayog staff tests COVID-19 positive, building shut

NITI Aayog building sealed for 48 hours after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

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The NITI Ayog headquarters in Delhi was on Tuesday sealed for two days after a Director-level officer tested positive for COVID-19.

The Niti Bhavan, which is just 500 metres away from Parliament House, was sealed in the morning after Niti Ayog was informed about the official testing positive for COVID-19 at around 9 am.

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"An employee working at NITI Bhavan has been detected positive with COVID-19. It was informed to the authorities at 9 am today. NITI Aayog is following all the due protocols necessary as per the Ministry of Health guidelines," NITI Ayog said in a tweet.

"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," it added.

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Civil Aviation headquarters near Safdarjung was sealed for two days after one of its employees who attended office on April 15 tested positive for COVID-19.