Nine more jawans of State Reserve Police (SRP) Group 18 of Narmada Battalion, which guards the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam in Kevadia Colony of Narmada district, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the total number of SRP personnel to test positive in the state to 30.
The jawans were part of a battalion of 87 personnel who had been deployed on Covid-19 lockdown duty in Surat since April 10. They had returned from Surat on June 6 and were sent to institutional quarantine in Rajpipla after some of them began showing symptoms.
Four personnel had tested positive on Tuesday and a total of nine jawans tested positive on Wednesday, taking the district Covid-19 tally to 68.
Spouses of three personnel have also tested positive, including the wife of the police inspector who was leading the battalion to Surat.
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