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122 men from single CRPF battalion in Delhi test positive

New Delhi: As many as 122 jawans in a Delhi-based battalion of the Central Reserve Police Pressure, the nation’s largest paramilitary, have been examined optimistic with COVID-19 within the final two weeks, officers stated on Saturday.

The lads belong to the 31st battalion of the paramilitary, based mostly in Mayur Vihar Section-III space of the nationwide capital, that has been solely sealed after the large numbers of the COVID-19 an infection began build up over the previous couple of days.

“A total of 122 troopers of this battalion have tested positive for the virus. Results for over 100 more are awaited,” a senior official stated.

The brighter aspect is that the utmost of those contaminated troopers are asymptomatic, he stated.

The personnel are admitted to an isolation facility of the Delhi authorities at Mandoli.

Twelve troopers had examined optimistic on Friday and a 55-year-old Sub-Inspector of this unit had succumbed to the illness early this week.

These big numbers in a single battalion (of over 1,000 troopers) has rung alarm bells within the institution after it was discovered that “dichotomous” orders have been issued to verify the unfold of COVID-19.

Whereas the final order within the drive was a compulsory quarantine of 14 days for personnel becoming a member of again the unit from depart or having suspected publicity to a coronavirus-infected individual, CRPF officers stated it lately got here to mild that the medical wing of the paramilitary issued a separate order in April stating that docs and paramedics could be taken off the quarantine if they don’t present any symptom after 5 days.

Officers have indicated that the first supply of the COVID-19 an infection on this unit could possibly be a constable (nursing assistant) who joined this battalion after ending his depart interval at his house within the NCR.

The jawan is posted in an one other CRPF battalion deployed in Kupwara of Jammu-Kashmir and it isn’t clear as to how he contracted the an infection. The relations of this jawan had additionally examined adverse. It could possibly be doable that another asymptomatic personnel from the 31st battalion was the first supply of an infection for the unit, they stated.

The drive is investigating all these angles aside from an occasion the place it was claimed that the nursing attendant was not saved underneath strict quarantine within the battalion camp resulting in the unfold of the an infection.


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