6 more ITBP personnel test positive for Covid-19

New Delhi, May 9 : As many as six more Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have tested coronavirus positive and 204 have been quarantined.

To date 557 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) troops have tested positive for novel coronavirus across the country.

According to officials, of the latest cases, the six personnel belong to a company deputed for internal security and law and order.

An official said so far, 100 ITBP personnel have tested positive for Covid-19.

On Friday, 12 personnel of the force tested positive while on Thursday 37 tested positive.

The official said out of the 100 Covid-19 positive cases, 94 have been admitted to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Referral Hospital in Greater Noida while four at AIIMS in Jhajjar and two at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.

At Greater Noida CAPF Hospital, besides ITBP personnel, 27 BSF troopers, two CRPF and one CISF personnel and two family members of the ITBP personnel are being treated.

The Border Security Force is on top with a total of 229 COVID-19 cases followed by 163 in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 100 in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) , 48 in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and 17 in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).



Source: IANS