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NITI Aayog sealed for 48 hours after staffer tests Covid-19 positive

NITI vice-chairman says staff to work from remote locations

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A police constable uses a thermal screening device on a commuter at Howrah bridge, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI

Sanjeeb MukherjeeAgencies New Delhi
An employee of the NITI Aayog, the government’s main think-tank, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday after which the building was sealed for the next 48 hours, a senior official said.
 
However, Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said members have been working from remote locations and will continue to do so. The Aayog also issued a statement, saying all officers are currently working from home.
 
Quoting Alok Kumar, an advisor in the Aayog, news agency PTI said the employee was a director-level officer. He got his report at 9 am after which he informed the authorities. Kumar said those who came in

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First Published: Apr 28 2020 | 4:38 PM IST

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