New Delhi: The NITI Aayog building in the National Capital has been sealed for 2 days, after a director level officer tested positive for deadly coronavirus or COVID-19. People who came in contact with the COVID-19 positive employee have been asked to go under precautionary quarantine. Also Read - Bharat Biotech Refused to Provide Covaxin Doses to Delhi Due to Govt Directives, Says Sisodia

“An employee working at NITI Aayog has been detected positive with COVID-19. It was informed to the authorities at 9 AM this morning. All the due protocols necessary as per the Ministry of Health guidelines is being followed. The building has been sealed. Disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway”,  the government’s policy think tank tweeted. Also Read - UP Exam 2021 Cancelled or Postponed? Students Await BIG Decision by Govt

Speaking to PTI,  Alok Kumar adviser at NITI Aayog said that those who came in contact with the person have been asked to go on self-quarantine.

This comes days after the Aviation Ministry headquarters was sealed after one of its employees who had attended office on April 15, tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India on Tuesday rose to 29,435 with 934 people.losing their lives to the pandemic. In Delhi, the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,108 with 54 deaths.