Part of Indian parliament building sealed after official tests positive for COVID-19

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NEW DELHI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Two floors of the Indian parliament annexe building were sealed Friday after an official posted at the secretariat of the upper house of parliament, locally called Rajya Sabha, tested positive for COVID-19, local media reports said.

The official of the rank of director attended office on Thursday and was found positive for the infection along with his family members, wife and children.

This is the second case of COVID-19 reported from the parliament's annexe building. Previously an official of the lower house of parliament, locally called Lok Sabha, secretariat was found positive for COVID-19.

Reports said the floors would be fumigated as a precautionary measure.

Earlier several government offices and buildings were sealed for a day or two after detection of COVID-19 cases there.

India on Friday reported 7,466 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far, during the last 24 hours, pushing infection tally across the country to 165,799.

Friday marks the 66th straight day of ongoing lockdown across the country announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The lockdown, which was announced on March 25 to break the chain of spreading the infection, has been extended thrice and is scheduled to end on May 31. Enditem

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