Sena Bhavan the building which houses the office of the Shiv Sena in Dadar, Mumbai will remain closed for few days after person found positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to reports, the Shiv Sena Bhavan has been closed from Monday after one of the party workers who was a regular visitor tested positive for the infection.
On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, his son and state Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray with senior party leaders were all together at the Sena Bhawan to mark Shiv Sena's 54th Foundation Day.
Hindustan Times quoted, Harshal Pradhan, Chief Media Advisor, Shiv Sena as saying, “There was a visitor who tested positive later but this is the routine task of disinfection and sanitisation. We will open the premises soon.”
The Sena Bhavan embraces emotional value for the party workers as a number of offices such as Lokadhikar Samiti, Grahak Kaksh, Bharatiya Kamgar Sena is located in the building and number of people visit the building daily.
Party meetings are held regularly at Sena Bhavan. Now, the functionaries have been asked not to visit the office.
Mumbai, an epicentre of the COVID-19 now has over 67,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Maharashtra remains to be badly hit state as it witnessed 3,721 new coronavirus cases and 113 more deaths, including 20 in Mumbai, taking the tally to 1,35,796 and 6,283 deaths.