Delhi Police facing tough time as 1,000 personnel test Covid positive

A Delhi Police official said that all these police personnel are home quarantined and recovering well. The affected comprise 18 IPS officers - a Joint CP, four Additional CPs, and 13 DCPs

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Around 1,000 Delhi Police personnel have got infected with Covid-19 since January 1, officials said on Monday.

A Delhi Police official said that all these police personnel are home quarantined and recovering well.

The affected comprise 18 IPS officers - a Joint CP, four Additional CPs, and 13 DCPs.

"As of now, no one has been hospitalised. Police Department is taking all the precautions to make sure virus doesn't spread more. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana is personally looking into the matter," the official said, adding that they are providing all kinds of help to their affected personnel.

"This is the third wave of Covid. We have faced two waves, controlling law and order. But this time, we are suffering more," said the police official.

The Delhi Police officials were the first to take Covid vaccines as frontline workers. The total strength of the Delhi Police, which is around 90,000, has been given both the doses of the vaccine


Not only the Delhi Police, but the Mumbai Police Department is also facing a tough time in the third wave, with at least 523 cases of coronavirus among its ranks, including 114 in the last 48 hours.

Meanwhile, DG Prison, Sandeep Goel said that 46 prisoners and 43 officials, across the three jails, tested positive for Covid.

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