Shastri Bhawan

A floor of the Shastri Bhavan, a government building that houses several ministries was on Tuesday partially sealed after an employee working in the law ministry tested positive for COVID-19.

As per reports, an officer of the law ministry, which is on the fourth floor of the Shastri Bhawan, tested positive for coronavirus.

According to two senior government officials, contact tracing has been initiated as per protocol.

The fourth floor ‘A’ wing from gate number 1 to gate number 3 has been sealed and is being disinfected.

Certain gates and lifts will also remain closed till Wednesday, the officials said.

The CRPF headquarters in New Delhi had been recently sealed after a bus driver of the paramilitary force tested positive for coronavirus.

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 46433 on Tuesday.

The death toll due to coronavirus in the country is 1568 so far and the number of active cases is 32138.

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