New Delhi: Two people working at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) have tested positive for Coronavirus infection, reported Reuters. As a result, the Centre has asked many officials to self-quarantine as a precaution. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown News: Latur City to be Under Fortnight-long 'Strict' Shutdown From Midnight of July 15 | Guidelines Soon

If the report is to be believed one person who tested positive worked as a consultant in the ministry’s Central Europe division in New Delhi, while the other worked as a legal officer in the law division. Also Read - Kashmir Lockdown News: Another Phase of Shutdown in Srinagar From Monday, Authorities Seal Lal Chowk And Other 67 Areas | Know Here

“As per protocol, all members of the CE Division have been asked to go for self quarantine for 14 days and work from home,” Reuters quoted the ministry as advising in an internal email on May 27. Also Read - Vivek Oberoi Wishes Speedy Recovery For Aishwarya Rai And The Entire Bachchan Family

On Friday, another email advising self-quarantine to officials, who came in contact with the two people, was issued. The report did not quote the number of people who were asked to quarantine.

Yesterday, a part of Rajya Sabha secretariat in Parliament was sealed for sanitation after an official was detected COVID-19 positive.

Earlier, an official of the Lok Sabha Secretariat working in the editorial and translation (E&T) services department was found positive for COVID-19. Following which, the authorities had sanitised the entire premises on the building before resuming operations and continued to take all precautions thereafter.

India, on Friday, entered the ninth position in the global coronavirus tally as the total number of positive cases crossed 1.65 lakh, recording the highest single-day spike of over 7,466 cases.