Civil Aviation Ministry sealed after staffer tests Covid positive

Civil Aviation Ministry sealed after staffer tests Covid positive

New Delhi: A major block of the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan which houses the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India has been sealed after an employee who worked there tested positive for Covid-19.

The B-wing (B Block) of the office complex which houses the ministry has been sealed-off and sanitization work is being carried out at the premises.

According to the ministry, the employee had attended office on April 15. His test results came on Tuesday.

“All necessary protocols are being stringently followed on the Premises. All colleagues who came in contact are being asked to go into self isolation as a precaution,” the ministry said in a tweet.

“Government of Delhi is seized of the matter. They are taking appropriate steps as per protocol for contact tracing and risk profiling.”

As per sources, the employee was alone in his department.

At present, the lockdown provisions mandate minimum staff working at the ministries.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted: “We stand by our colleague at @MoCA_GoI who has tested positive for COVID19 & have extended all possible medical help & support.

“Those in contact have also been asked to follow the laid down procedures. I wish him strength & speedy recovery.”