Election Commission official tests positive for COVID-19

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Published: June 8,2020 04:32 PM
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June 8, 2020: An official at the Election Commission of India (ECI) has tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi.

June 8, 2020: An official at the Election Commission of India (ECI) has tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi.



Reportedly, the official, an assistant section officer, had tested positive on Friday evening.



The official sits on the second floor of Nirvachan Sadan and is attached with the electronic voting machine (EVM) division of the poll panel.



All standard operating procedures issued by the Union Health Ministry to deal with such cases are being followed, the sources said.



COVID-19 cases in India now stand at the fifth spot in the world. With over 250,000 cases, India follows countries like the US, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom.



On Monday, the Ministry of Health updated the national COVID-19 tally to 256,611. While over one lakh people have recovered from the deadly infection, more than 7,000 patients have lost their lives. Globally, the number of Covid-19 cases have zoomed beyond the 7 million-mark, more than 4 lakh people have died.