One of the woman scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. As per reports, the ICMR headquarters in New Delhi was sealed on Monday for fumigation and sanitization following this.
The infected woman scientist is said to be a part of the COVID-19 core team and is associated with the National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health in Mumbai, which is a part of the ICMR.
The source said the scientist came to Delhi to attend a meeting last week. She was to attend office from Monday, but she received a message on whatsapp employees’ group that someone has tested positive for COVID-19, therefore, the office is closed for fumigation and sanitisation.
The message said that all employees should continue working from home, “Only covid-19 core team may come, if absolutely necessary,” said the message.