New Delhi, January 10 (IANS): More than 300 police personnel, including post officers (SHO), the public relations officer (PRO) and additional commissioner Chinmoy Biswal have tested positive for Covid, Delhi police said on Monday.
The police, who helped the populations during the first and second waves, are now facing a difficult situation.
All officials have quarantined themselves.
This sent a wave of panic throughout the police department. The nation’s capital reports approximately 20,000 cases daily and the number may increase. Delhi Police staff play an important role in helping other agencies such as Doctors and the Delhi Government to tackle the Covid situation.
Delhi Police said they are following appropriate Covid behavior and all officials are undergoing treatment. The police department has not released any data regarding the number of people suffering from the Omicron variant.
Delhi police officials were the first to receive the Covid injection as frontline workers. Delhi’s total police force, which stands at around 90,000, received the two injection doses of Covid.
Not only Delhi, the Mumbai Police Department is also facing a difficult time in the Third Corona Wave.
More than 523 active cases of coronavirus have been found in the Mumbai Police Department.
In the past 48 hours, 114 Mumbai police officials have tested positive for the coronavirus. The 18 IPS officers who tested positive for the coronavirus include 1 police co-commissioner, 4 additional CPs and 13 DCP.