Coronavirus | 155 CRPF men test positive for virus


The 3.25 lakh strong Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had reported 158 positive cases, of which have two recovered and one died.

A CRPF official said that since April 21, the force had screened 11,219 personnel and their contacts, of which 3,112 were quarantined. Of the 155 active cases, 152 were being treated in Delhi, two in Noida and one at Kupwara in J&K.

A 55-year-old Sub Inspector, who passed away, was a resident of Barpeta in Assam. He was posted at the force’s unit at Mayur Vihar in East Delhi. Many personnel, including the deceased, were placed in quarantine after a 43-year-old constable, posted as a nursing assistant at the unit, tested positive on April 21.

Forty-five personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and 13 men of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have tested positive till May 5.