After the variety of instances of police personnel testing constructive for coronavirus reached 9 as on Monday, no less than 100 personnel from Pune Police had been positioned below quarantine.
Initially, a constable hooked up to a police station and his spouse examined constructive on April 17, following which 14 personnel, who had been main contacts of the constable, had been quarantined and their samples collected. Of them, two examined constructive on April 20. Subsequently, extra workers from the police station was positioned below quarantine.
Pune City Police Commissioner Ok Venkatesham stated as on Monday night time, 9 personnel of the Pune Police had examined constructive for the virus.
Joint Police Commissioner Ravindra Shisve stated, “There is no denying that our force is doing a high-risk job. Having said that, we have put a standard operating procedure in place to prevent infection among the personnel on any outdoor or office duty. We have opened a separate helpline for police, and have provided adequate safety gear and sanitisers.”