Pune: All admin staff of NCL quarantined after employee found COVID positive

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Pune, July 1, 2020: The Coronavirus Disease (COVID) rampant doesn’t seem to stop. Pune’s National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pashan road, encounters its first COVID case today.

The number of COVID cases in Pune district has been increasing rapidly. As the city slowly starts to unlock, the cases seem to have been on a rise. On Wednesday, first case of COVID was found in NCL. The infected employee worked in the admin department of the institution. The entire administration office staff has been asked to quarantine.

In a statement, NCL said, “One employee of CSIR-NCL was found positive for Covid-19 and is taking treatment in hospital. The person from administration had desk job and due to his nature of job had minimum contact with others in CSIR-NCL. Only a small section of people who work in same room are following self quarantine/ isolation since yesterday. He came to office last more than ten days ago. CSIR-NCL is taking all precautions. All other activities including research,  administration, accounts,  purchase are functioning as per the guidelines issued by Central Govt., State Govt. District authorities, and Municipal Corporation.”

National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, established in 1950, is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR-NCL is a science and knowledge based research, development and consulting organization. It is internationally known for its excellence in scientific research in chemistry and chemical engineering as well as for its outstanding track record of industrial research involving partnerships with industry from concept to commercialization.