Two Pune Police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday. They are among the 14 persons who were quarantined and tested as they were contacts of a police constable and his wife, who had tested positive three days ago.
Pune Police Commissioner K Venkatesham confirmed that two personnel from Pune City Police have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cops in the city who have contracted the virus to three. All three police personnel and the constable’s wife are under treatment.
Orders have already been issued to conduct regular check-ups of police officials to screen for possible symptoms of the disease, said Venkatesham. All police personnel are being provided adequate safety gear including face shields, masks, gloves and sanitiser. A separate set of guidelines has been issued for personal safety, including precautions to be taken after going home, said an officer. A team headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra has been assigned to monitor health issues of on-duty police officers and personnel.
As per the figures available till Monday night, 11 police officers and 38 police constables with Maharashtra Police have tested positive for COVID-19.
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