COVID-19: 11 Labour Ministry officials test positive

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 07, 2020, 07:24 PM(IST)

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The staff are being tested for COVID-19 after two employees found positive last week, which led to closure of Shram Shakti Bhawan that houses the ministry for two days on June 4 and 5 for sanitisation.

At least11 officials of Ministry of Labour and Employment have tested COVID-19 positive, PTI reported quoting a source.

The staff are being tested for COVID-19 after two employees found positive last week, which led to closure of Shram Shakti Bhawan that houses the ministry for two days on June 4 and 5 for sanitisation, the report added.

"A joint secretary, a steno, a principal private secretary, a private secretary, six multi task assistants and a driver have been tested COVID-19 positive in the Ministry of Labour and Employment," the source said.

Shram Shakti Bhawan is expected to open on Monday after following standard operating procedures.

The government on last Wednesday ordered sealing of Shram Shakti Bhawan for two days.

Subsequently, the building, which also houses power and Jal Shakti ministries, was sealed on Wednesday evening for thorough sanitisation of the ministry's office and common areas.

(With inputs from PTI)

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