The office of union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan in Krishi Bhawan was sealed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
As per reports, the Department of Food and Public Distribution will remain closed for two days- Tuesday and Wednesday- for carrying out sanitization work.
“Due to one recent corona positive case found in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, it has been decided that the Department of Food and Public Distribution office at Krishi Bhawan shall remain closed on May 19 and May 20 for intensive sanitization,” an official order said.
Paswan heads two departments – Department of Food and Public Distribution and Department of Consumer Affairs.
Some of the central government offices had to be sealed recently after employees working there tested positive for COVID-19.
On May 11, Delhi’s Shram Shakti Bhawan was sealed on Sunday after an employee working in the Ministry of Power tested positive for COVID-19.
On May 5, a floor of the Shastri Bhavan, a government building that houses several ministries were partially sealed after an employee working in the law ministry tested positive for COVID-19.
Last month, the Niti Aayog building was also sealed after an employee working there tested positive for COVID-19.
Before Niti Aayog, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, which houses the Civil Aviation Ministry, was also sealed for sanitisation after a positive case of coronavirus was detected.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India surged to 1,01,139 on Tuesday.
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country is 3163 so far and the number of active cases is 58802.