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Now COVID reaches ICMR, senior scientist tests positive, building being sanitised

PTI
Published Jun 1, 2020, 2:43 pm IST
Updated Jun 1, 2020, 2:43 pm IST
The scientist had last week attended a meeting in which ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava was present among others.
A message from the administration was sent to a section of employees, urging them to work from home as the ICMR headquarters is being sanitised, sources said.
 A message from the administration was sent to a section of employees, urging them to work from home as the ICMR headquarters is being sanitised, sources said.

New Delhi: A senior scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which the entire ICMR building is being sanitised, sources said.

The scientist, who is from Mumbai, had come to Delhi few days ago and tested positive for the virus on Sunday morning.

 

The scientist is from the National Institute for Research in Reproductive health in ICMR, Mumbai.

The ICMR building will be sanitised and fumigated for two days, a source said.

The scientist had last week attended a meeting in which ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava was present among others.

A message from the administration was sent to a section of employees, urging them to work from home as the ICMR headquarters is being sanitised, the sources said.

"Only the COVID-19 core team may come, if absolutely necessary. Others should work from home only," the message said.

 

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