COVID-19 in Paramilitary Forces: BSF Officer, CISF Jawan Infected
Over two dozen BSF personnel who came in contact with the BSF jawan have been sent to quarantine.
In a first for paramilitary forces, a BSF officer and a CISF jawan tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, 28 March, officials said.
The 57-year-old Border Security Force (BSF) officer is posted at the forces’ officers training academy in Tekanpur area of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
Officials said that he is suspected to have been infected from his wife who recently returned from the United Kingdom.
Over Two Dozen BSF Personnel Sent to Quarantine
The second-in-command rank officer has been admitted to a local hospital, an official said, adding that over two dozen BSF personnel who came in contact with him have been sent to quarantine.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) head constable who has tested positive for coronavirus is posted at the Mumbai international airport.
The jawan has been admitted to a local hospital. He might have got infected during his duty at the busy airport in the western metropolis, they said.
The about 10 lakh personnel strong paramilitary forces, also called the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), are deployed for rendering a variety of internal security duties under the command of the Union Home Ministry.
(With inputs from PTI)
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