Pune: To provide relief to the city police officials amid the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, a platoon of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was deployed in Sahakarnagar area on Friday. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) team took a foot march of 7 kilometres in nearby areas of Sahkarnagar Police Station.
Officials said that the team is been called with a purpose to provide rest to the overworked police personnel amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Many police personnel have been tested for COVID-19 while discharging their duty and they need rest. The police officials have been working ‘day in and out’ to contain the spread of the coronavirus and the CRPF team will provide some relief to local police personnel.
Earlier, Maharashtra government urged centre for additional security to be deployed in the state.
CITY REPORTS 106 NEW CASES
A total of five people died due to coronavirus on Friday thus taking the city death toll to 174 while 106 new cases were reported in the city on Friday. As per Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the number of positive cases in the city is 3,093. Similarly, 144 patients were discharged after recovery taking the total to 1,630 so far. In Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), there are a total of 186 positive patients and so far 9 patients have died due to coronavirus. 124 patients were discharged till Friday from PCMC.
Pune Divisional Commissioner Dr Deepak Mhaisekar said that total cases reported in Pune division are now 4,020. “In the Pune division, 210 deaths are reported and 127 are critical till Friday. Pune district has 3,490 cases and so far 185 people have died due to COVID-19 in the district. Satara so far has reported 125 cases and two deaths. Solapur has reported 336 cases and 21 deaths. Sangli has reported 43 cases and one death while Kolhapur has reported 26 cases and one death so far,” he said. Across the State, 505 patients were discharged on Friday.