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Coronavirus: Aviation ministry employee tests positive

An employee of the Ministry who had attended office on 15 April 2020 has tested positive for COVID19 on 21st April, says the Ministry in a tweet

April 22, 2020 01:10 pm | Updated June 11, 2020 10:40 am IST - New Delhi

Hardeep Singh Puri. File photo

Hardeep Singh Puri. File photo

Some employees of the Ministry of Civil Aviation have been asked to go into self-isolation after a colleague tested positive for COVID-19 .

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“An employee of the Ministry who had attended office on 15 April 2020 has tested positive for COVID19 on 21st April. 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 of Civil Aviation said on Twitter.

It added that the Delhi government was seized of the matter and was taking appropriate steps to conduct contact tracing and risk profiling.

“I wish him strength & speedy recovery,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted. “We stand by our colleague at Ministry of Civil Aviation who has tested positive for COVID-19 and have extended all possible medical help and support.”

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