New Delhi: The Railways Ministry will remain closed for the next two days as a matter of “precaution” after some officials were found to be positive for coronavirus, an official statement said on Monday. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today
“Some officials of the Railway Board have tested COVID positive during the rapid antigen testing camp organised at Rail Bhawan on 9th, 10th and 13th July, 2020. Accordingly it has been decided to close all offices at Rail Bhawan on 14th and 15th July, 2020 to carry out intensive sanitisation of rooms and common area,” read a circular issued by the Ministry. Also Read - Coronavirus in Delhi: Capital Witnesses Steep Decline in Active COVID-19 Cases
During these two days, all officials will work from home. They are also asked to remain available not only through phone but other electronic means of communication. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown: Is Delhi-Noida Border Close Again? Check here
However, if there is specific urgency that requires an official to attend office, specific directives will be given to the official concerned, the ministry said.