Two Ministry of External Affairs staff tests positive for Coronavirus

New Delhi: At least two persons working at the headquarters of the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. People who are familiar with the developments of the situation said that proactive measures are being taken to handle the case.


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A consultant working for the ministry’s Central Europe division and an officer of the law division has tested Covid-19 positive, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity.


Other staff of the Central Europe division was directed on May 27 to go into self-quarantine for a fortnight and work from home. People, who were in contact with the legal officer, too, were asked to observe self-quarantine from Friday, the people said.


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In keeping with the official protocol, the rooms of Central Europe and legal divisions and some others nearby are being sanitised, they said.

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