NITTI Aayog headquarters sealed following an officer tested positive for COVID-19

One officer in NITI Aayog has tested positive for coronavirus

A senior officer working at NITI Aayog building, housing the Government’s think- tank on New Delhi’s Parliament Street, has been tested positive for coronavirus.  Consequently, the Niti Aayog Bhawan , formerly known as Yojana Bhawan, has been sealed at least till Thursday. “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 said in a tweet. A director level officer working at NITI Bhawan has been tested positive for COVID-19. Today at 9 am, he got his report, and then he informed authorities,” Alok Kumar adviser at NITI Aayog confirmed. Those who came in contact with the person have been asked to go on self-quarantine. “We are following necessary protocol and the health ministry has been informed and all the due processes will be followed. So, we are closed for 48 hours,” Kumar added. Recently, the Aviation Ministry headquarters was also sealed after one of its employees who had attended office on April 15, tested positive for COVID-19. Delhi head office of Reserve Bank of India, Parliament Street Post Office, Punjab  National Bank  (PNB) and UCO Bank are also located on  Sansad Marg. NITI Aayog said that disinfection and sanitisation of the building were underway. 

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