Official who attended duty after resumption of office in Parliament found to be positive for COVID-19 along with his family members; 2 floors of Parliament sealed
New Delhi: An official of Rajya Sabha Secretariat tested positive on Friday, the fourth such case reported in Parliament complex. As per reports, out of all four, three were infected after Parliament resumed its operations after the end of Lockdown 2.0 on May 3.
The official who attended duty after resumption of office in Parliament was found positive for COVID-19 along with his family members. After the case was reported, two floors of Parliament’s Annexe building were sealed.
Earlier, an official of the Lok Sabha Secretariat working in the editorial and translation (E&T) services department was found positive for COVID-19 in Parliament premises.
The first-ever employee who tested positive for COVID-19 in Parliament was a housekeeper, who was at home since the adjournment of the Budget Session on March 23. The second to get infected was a security person posted in Parliament.
Other government buildings in and around the Parliament complex were also previously sealed, including Krishi Bhawan, NITI Aayog and Shastri Bhawan.