Nine new cases of covid-19 reported in BSF in the past 24 hours

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 12, 2020, 03:45 PM(IST)

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Among the nine jawans, six are from Delhi, 1 from Kolkata and 2 from Tripura. All of them are under treatment at designated COVID health care hospitals.

Nine personnel of the Border Security Force have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, an official statement said on Tuesday. 

Among the nine jawans, six are from Delhi, 1 from Kolkata and 2 from Tripura. All of them are under treatment at designated COVID health care hospitals.

Earlier, a CISF ASI posted at the Indian Museum in Kolkata and a head constable rank official posted to guard the Mumbai international airport had died of COVID-19.

The 1.62 lakh personnel strong force tasked primarily to guard civil airports in the country and vital infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear domain has 66 active cases of the pandemic till now, as per officials.

The CAPFs like the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB -- as per latest data-- have about 758 active cases of the disease.

(With inputs from agencies)

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