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Delhi Police constable dies of coronavirus, his colleagues asked to self-isolate

DCP (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said, “Yesterday, he felt unwell and was examined by doctor in Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital where medication was given to him. He was tested for COVID-19 and report is awaited."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2020 3:15:11 pm
Coronavirus cases, Covid 19 test, Cops test positive, Ahmedabad news, Indian express news A Delhi Police personnel undergoes swab test for the coronavirus. (Express photo by Amit Mehra/Repesentational)

A 31-year-old Delhi Police constable died due to the coronavirus on Tuesday, making it the first COVID-19 related casualty in the Delhi Police. His colleagues have been asked to self-isolate.

The constable, who was posted at North-West Delhi’s Bharat Nagar police station, had complained of fever and cough on Tuesday morning and was tested for COVID-19. His colleagues took him to RML Hospital where they were informed that he died on the way. His test report came positive on Wednesday.

DCP (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said, “Yesterday, he felt unwell and was examined by doctor in Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital where medication was given to him. He was tested for COVID-19 and report is awaited.”

Officials said he was asked to rest at home, where he complained of fever and shortness of breath in the evening.

The constable was is married and has a three-year-old son.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus cases in the capital rose to 5,104 on Wednesday with 64 deaths.

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