New Delhi: A junior assistant at the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus, prompting authorities to conduct coronavirus tests on around 40 staff members. The building has been sealed off for disinfection process. Also Read - Soft Copies, 6 Feet Distance, Sanitisers: New Rules For Parliamentary Panel Meets
“A junior assistant has tested positive for COVID-19. He was posted at the grievance cell located at a bungalow being used as part of the LG Secretariat in Civil Lines area,” sources in the LG office said. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Now Has Over 1,000 Containment Zones, Indore Tops The List
“It’s close to bungalows of Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Environment Minister Gopal Rai,” they added. Also Read - China Did Not Report COVID-19 Outbreak in Initial Stages, WHO Takes U-Turn
At the same time, three employees of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) also tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the civic body to seal a floor of its headquarters in Lutyen’s Delhi and a section of another building housing its office in Gole Market.
NDMC has directed to all the staff members of the two departments to work from home until the sanitisation and contact tracing procedures are completed.
Notably, the COVID-19 death toll in Delhi climbed to 303, while 792 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported today morning. With this, the capital city’s total number of cases in the city to over 15,000.
Facing criticism for “under-reporting” COVID-19 deaths, the Delhi government recently had issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for hospitals and other health facilities in the city on reporting fatalities due to coronavirus.
As many as 7,264 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 7,690 active cases, the Delhi health department said.
Besides, the number of containment zones in Delhi has been increased to 96 from 91 as of Tuesday evening.