Enforcement Directorate headquarters in Delhi sealed after five employees test positive for coronavirus
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) headquarters in Delhi's Lok Nayak Bhawan has been sealed till Sunday after five employees tested positive positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, reported news agency ANI.
The authorities have quarantined several people and are currently sanitizing the building.
Meanwhile, the News 18 has reported that among the five ED employees who have tested COVID-19 positive are Special Director (HIU) and Investigating Officer handling the aviation scam involving corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar.
The report further says that staff in the legal and intelligence section have also tested for the dreadful infection.
Delhi has been the second worst affected state in India by the dreadful coronavirus. The deadly infection has affected more than 26,000 people and claimed the lives of over 700 in the city-state so far, according to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals, the Health Ministry said.
Amid the rising coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched an app named 'Delhi Corona' that will give information to patients about the availability of beds in private and government hospitals.
He said that if the patients are unable to get a bed despite the app showing availability at a hospital, they can call on helpline number 1031 and special secretary (health) will ensure they are given a bed.
Kejriwal said the app will fill the information gap that exists regarding availability of facilities for novel coronavirus patients.
"There are many places where coronavirus has spread in a big way. There were shortage of beds, ventilators and ICUs, leading to a large number of deaths," he said in an online briefing.
"In Delhi, cases are increasing, but we have made sufficient arrangements for ventilators and beds in hospitals. We are several steps ahead of coronavirus," the chief minister said.
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