New Delhi, August 9
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 350 Delhi Police personnel who will probably be a part of the guard of honour at Red Fort on Independence Day have been quarantined as a precautionary measure, officers stated on Sunday.
These personnel of the power of all ranks—from a constable to Deputy Commissioner of Police—have been quarantined at a newly constructed police colony in Delhi Cantonment, they stated.
Special Commissioner of Police (Armed Police) Robin Hibu, who’s accountable for the preparations, stated the 350 personnel are doing nicely and none of them has any COVID-19 signs.
But they’ve been quarantined as a precautionary measure to make sure theirs in addition to everybody else’s security, he stated.
“All personnel who’re at present in quarantine on the police colony right here for over every week now have been supplied with all services and are strictly following social distancing norms.
“After their parade rehearsals, they immediately sanitise themselves. All precautions are being taken,” one other senior police officer stated.
He stated normally least 40 police personnel are ferried in a car to parade rehearsals.
But this yr, owing to COVID-19, solely 20 personnel are being ferried in a sanitised car with strict adherence to social distancing norms, the official stated.
More than 2,500 Delhi police personnel have been contaminated with COVID-19 thus far. A majority of them already recovered and resumed their duties, based on the police.
Fourteen Delhi police personnel have died because of the viral an infection. — PTI