Covid19 Outbreak: 122 CRPF personnel test positive for coronavirus in Delhi.

Covid19 Outbreak: 122 CRPF personnel test positive for coronavirus in Delhi.

Covid19 Outbreak: 122 CRPF personnel test positive for coronavirus in Delhi.

The novel coronavirus has spread its existence in the CRPF battalion instilling a sense of fear and worries throughout the country. The country’s largest paramilitary force witnesses a spike in the total number of positive Covid19 cases. The number of coronavirus positive cases rises to 122 in the CRPF battalion in Delhi.

All the Covid19 positive personnels belong to the 31st battalion of the paramilitary, in Mayur Vihar Phase-III of the national capital. This area is now a containment zone due to the sudden rise in the Covid19 virus over the last few days.

“A total of 122 troopers of this battalion have tested positive for the virus. We are waiting for over 100 more results,” a senior CRPF official. “Test results of 68 more jawans have shown them COVID-19 positive. All jawans are attached to a battalion having camped in East Delhi. Total positive cases in this battalion is now 122 including 1 recovery and 1 death,” says CRPF.

Asymptomatic Cases in CRPF.

According to a CRPF official, most of the cases in the battalion are asymptomatic. All of them are now in the isolation facility of the Delhi government at Mandoli. Each of the personnel infected belongs to a single battalion. 

The primary source of the infection in this battalion could be a nursing assistant (constable). The constable was on a leave and he recently joined his duty in this battalion. The forces are investigating the matter to find out the reason behind the spread of infection in the 31st battalion of the Reserve force. 

“All jawans of 31st Battalion who tested positive came in contact with one jawan who tested COVID-19 positive during initial days. All personnel of this Battalion have undergone tests,” says CRPF official.

One CRPF Personnel Dead.

Amid the rising death toll in the country, a CRPF personnel also loses battle with Covid19. 55-year-old personnel from Assam, who was also a part of 31st battalion, succumbed to death on April 26. 

The country’s strongest paramilitary force which has about 10 lakh personnel is now under the attack of an invisible enemy. 

Nidhi Shree

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