| Chandigarh |
Updated: July 25, 2020 11:45:28 am
Security personnel in Punjab proceed testing constructive for novel corinavirus. On Friday, 43 BSF personnel examined constructive from BSF’s coaching centre camp at Kharkan in Hoshiarpur, taking the whole variety of BSF personnel testing constructive for the an infection to just about 200 within the state.
Out of 200, 169 of them have examined constructive from Kharkan BSF camp alone. Further, at the very least 17 BSF personnel from Amritsar and 15 others from throughout the state have been recognized with the an infection.
As per a Health Department official, at the very least 258 Punjab Police personnel, round 60 Railway Protection Force personnel and greater than two dozen of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have already examined constructive within the state.
Hoshiarpur district epidemiologist Dr Sailesh Kumar advised The Indian Express that BSF personnel at Kharkan camp had arrived from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Dr Kumar stated that the BSF personnel arriving on the coaching centre had been “not remoted” and “mingled” at locations just like the mess.
Dr Kumar stated that “isolation” was being ensured now and “motion of personnel had been restricted to take care of social distancing”.
A senior BSF official stated that “At organisational stage, there was no lapse. Initially, there was strict adherence to norms to examine the unfold of the an infection. Subsequently, when the restrictions had been eased, the norms had been most likely not adhered to that strictly by the personnel, together with obligatory sporting of masks. So, the lapses look like at particular person stage.”
Maintaining social distancing in drive like BSF is a tall order within the mild of the truth that a variety of personnel are housed collectively in barracks. The BSF official, nevertheless, stated, “Though a barrack can home as many as 120 personnel relying on the barrack measurement, however as a result of pandemic compartmentalisation was carried out in barracks to make sure social distancing and examine the unfold. Even tents had been put in place to accommodate the BSF personnel to make sure social distancing,” stated the official.
Earlier, round 60 RPF personnel from Ludhiana had examined constructive.
A Health Department official in Ludhiana district stated that after first RPF case surfaced in Ludhiana, testing was carried out for 3 different who shared room with him.
“Two out of the three subsequently examined constructive. Later, many extra from the identical battalion which had come from Delhi examined constructive. Then there have been personnel from a Udhampur-based RPF battalion which was stationed in Ludhiana who additionally examined constructive,” stated the official.
Testing constructive for the an infection from throughout numerous districts of the state, Punjab Police personnel have been on frontline responsibility throughout lockdown and curfew. State DGP Dinkar Gupta had gone in for random testing of the policemen for Covid-19 on an enormous scale.
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