Pune: The entire staff of over 100 police personnel of a police station here in central Pune has been quarantined after a few of their colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.
Till now a total of nine police personnel from Pune city police have tested positive.
Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham today said A total of nine police personnel from a police station and Riot Control Police (RCP) have tested positive for COVID19. Preliminary enquiries reveal origins of both loci are from their place of residence. We have issued guidelines for care at residences and also family.”
Initially, a policeman and his wife, who stay in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area, had tested positive. Later two more policemen tested positive from the same police station.
Across Maharashtra, over 100 police personnel and officers have been infected with the deadly virus. Two policemen of Mumbai Police have succumbed to COVID19. Also, three jawans of an SRPF unit posted in Pune have tested positive after their return from duty in Mumbai. Now 90 other jawans have been quarantined.
Meanwhile, till late last night, 78 new patients were detected Coronavirus positive in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) areas taking the total tally to 1217 out which 75 patients have died, while 176 have been cured and discharged.
According to PMC, 78 new patients were detected until late last night while 11 patients got discharged from hospitals after being cured.