The Information and Broadcasting ministry on Sunday evening directed that the National Media Centre be remain closed on Monday for “extensive sanitization” amid reports that a top official got admitted to AIIMS with Covid-like symptoms.
While there were reports that PIB chief K S Dhatwalia went to AIIMS after being unwell, officials of the I&B ministry were not willing to confirm. “He was unwell and had not come for a couple of days. It is learnt that he was at AIIMS with Covid-like symptoms. The ministry has closed the National Media Centre for a day and ordered extensive sanitisation,” said a person aware of the developments