A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) head constable passed away on Thursday, just 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19.
The deceased was posted at the Air Cargo Complex of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Andheri East.
CISF PRO Hemendra Singh said the head constable had been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Monday after developing cough and fever. “His condition continued to worsen. His COVID-19 test came positive on Wednesday and he passed away today (Thursday),” he said.
The head constable had been on active duty until he fell sick on Monday. He is the first casualty in the paramilitary force that protects vital installations in the country.
Last month, 11 CISF jawans living in Navi Mumbai had tested positive. Singh said all of them have since recovered.
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