COVID-19 has killed 45 police personnel in Maharashtra: State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

ST Staff
Thursday, 18 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 45 police personnel’s lives in Maharashtra. Nearly 3,800 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 contagion.

Mumbai: The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 45 police personnel’s lives in Maharashtra. Nearly 3,800 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 contagion. The information was shared by Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Maharashtra through his Twitter handle. 

He tweeted that over six lakh people have been quarantined and more than 700 were found violating quarantine. The State government is running 122 relief camps where more than 4,000 migrant labourers have been given refuge with food and necessities. Another tweet added by him informed, “1,335 offences have been registered for illegal transport. 3,820 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19. Of these 2,754 have recovered and 45 have tragically succumbed.”

Recently Tamil Nadu, too, lost its first police personnel due to COVID-19. Inspector Balamurali was tested positive for the disease in June. The second-most affected State in the country, Tamil Nadu has registered 600 positive cases of police personnel for COVID-19 contagion. Around 250 policemen have recovered from the disease. 

Currently, India has close to 3.7 lakhs COVID-19 cases. More than 12,000 have succumbed to death. Country’s recovery rate is improving every day. More than 1.9 lakh have recovered from the disease. Maharashtra continues to struggle with the pandemic with over 1.16 lakh cases and over 5,600 fatalities. 

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