India's top government building in Delhi sealed after law ministry official tests positive for coronavirus

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 05, 2020, 04:57 PM(IST)

Shastri Bhawan, Delhi Photograph:( IANS )

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An official of the law ministry, housed on the second floor of Shastri Bhavan, tested positive for the coronavirus, and as per the protocol, the contact tracing has been initiated.

A floor of Delhi's Shastri Bhavan, which houses several important ministries, was sealed on Tuesday after a senior official tested positive for coronavirus. This is the second incident of a government building being partially cordoned off in Lutyen's Delhi within a week.

An official of the law ministry, housed on the second floor of Shastri Bhavan, tested positive for the coronavirus, and as per the protocol, the contact tracing has been initiated.

To this end, the fourth floor 'A' wing from gate 1 to gate 3 has been sealed and is being disinfected. Some gates and lifts will also remain closed till Wednesday.

The deputy secretary who tested positive used to take a close relative to a hospital for treatment regularly and "may have got infected there".

On April 28, the NITI Aayog building in the high-security zone was sealed for 48 hours after a director-level officer tested positive for the virus.

Before that, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, which houses the Civil Aviation Ministry, was sealed for sanitisation.

In other such incident, the CRPF headquarters and a portion of the BSF headquarters were also sealed recently. These buildings are in CGO Complex in the national capital.

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