Coronavirus Maharashtra: 2,211 police personnel found positive; 25 dead

ST Staff
Friday, 29 May 2020

Coronavirus badly hits the police force of the maximum city. A total of 14 deaths from Mumbai's police force are reported, with 1,266 cases. 

Coronavirus badly hits the police force of the maximum city. A total of 14 deaths from Mumbai's police force are reported, with 1,266 cases. 

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, police personnel working in the frontline are no exception. At least 2,211 cops were found to be COVID-positive in the state police force, up until May 29. Of this, 249 are officers, and 1,962 are constabulary-rank personnel. Unfortunately, twenty-five cops have succumbed to this life-altering virus and three deaths in the last 24 hours have been reported. A total of 970 cops recovered to date.

Of those 2,211 cases, 1,266 are from police forces in Mumbai. Coronavirus has badly hit the police force of the maximum city. A total of 14 deaths from Mumbai's police force are reported, with 1,266 cases. So far 417 Mumbai police cops have also recovered.

Bearing in mind the situation, Mumbai police had previously issued an order sending all constabulary rank cops over the age of 55 on compulsory medical leave. And those between 52-55 yrs of age and with a diabetes medical history, heart ailments, hypertension etc. were also sent on medical leave.

In addition, as per the Mumbai Police, all the required safety gears are provided to those at the frontline. A cop who serves in a 12-hour shift must also get a 24-hour rest.

Also across the State, constabulary rank cops are sent on medical leave and over the age of 55. And those between the 52 to 55-year-old age group and with medical history are sent on medical leave.

Police at Maharashtra claimed that all necessary steps were taken to ensure the safety of on-duty cops and best medical attention was given to the affected cops across the State.

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