Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju. Image credit: Facebook
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju. Image credit: Facebook

Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday visited the Sports Authority of India (SAI)’s headquarter where senior officials and other essential staff resumed operations.

The minister visited the SAI headquarters in New Delhi wearing a mask and sanitised his hands before entering the premises.

The officials of the sports ministry have resumed operations after more than two weeks since the imposition of the nationwide lockdown.

“The ministry has started its office with minimum staff because work has to go on,” Rijiju said.

He also said that all precautions, including social distancing, wearing masks, temperature checks will be followed strictly to ensure complete safety of every person.

The SAI office was shut down on March 21 as part of precautionary measures to contain the virus.

All central ministers were on Saturday asked to resume office from Monday along with joint secretary level officers and one-third of their essential staff.

As per reports, the central ministers were asked by prime ministerNarendraModi to put together plans for the post-lockdown period to kick-start the economy.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 308 and the number of cases surged to 9,152, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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