A senior scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tested positive for novel coronavirus after which the ICMR building has been sanitised. As per the report, the scientist, who hails from Mumbai, had come to Delhi a 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 news agency PTI reported. According to the information, the scientist is a part of COVID-19 core. He was in Delhi for a meeting with ICMR chief Dr. Balram Bhargava last week.
As per the news agency IANS, the scientist was slated to attend the office on Monday. However, she received information on an official WhatsApp group that somebody else in the office building has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the building was being sanitised. Thus, she was asked to work from home. “Only COVID-19 core team may come, if absolutely necessary,” said the message.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus cases in India have crossed 1.90 lakh on Monday with the highest one-day spike in the past 24 hours. Currently, India is now the seventh-worst coronavirus-affected country in the world.
ICMR is said to be the epicentre of India’s fight against COVID-19. India is witnessing improvement in the recovery rate. The recovery rate has improved to 48.2 percent as of June 1,” Union Health Ministry said.