A director level officer working at NITI Bhawan has tested positive for COVID-19. NITI Aayog in a tweet, stated, "An employee working at NITI Bhavan has been detected positive with COVID-19. It was informed to the authorities at 9 am this morning. NITI Aayog is following all the due protocols necessary as per the Ministry of Health guidelines. The building has been sealed."

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NITI Aayog said disinfection and sanitisation of the building is going on. The people who came in contact with the employee have been asked to quarantine themselves, NITI Aayog said. Efforts are also on to trace others who may have come in contact with the employee.

The office building of NITI Aayog - the government's policy think tank -  in central Delhi has been sealed for 48 hours.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 934 and the number of cases climbed to 29,435 in the country on Tuesday, with 62 more deaths and 1,543 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.