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New Delhi, May 22 : The National Green Tribunal on Friday said that one of its officials has turned out to be Covid-19 positive and all his contacts have been asked to self-quarantine for 14-days.

A circular issued by NGT Registrar General Ashu Garg read: "It is notified for all concerned that one of the Officers posted in General Administration section (Principal Bench) has been found Corona positive." The official had last attended the office on May 19 and is presently hospitalised. The notification further added that all necessary protocols are being followed and contact tracing is in progress.

"All high-risk contacts shall be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The NGT premises shall remain under deep sanitisation and with effect from May 23, no officer, staff, lawyers, litigants, and public shall be permitted," the circular added.

The tribunal said that further decision in this regard will be taken as per advice of health authorities on May 25.

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