New Delhi: The national capital is witnessing an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases. This wave of COVID-19 is affecting almost everyone, especially those who are deployed on the frontline like healthcare workers and Police personnel.
The Delhi Police officials on Monday (January 10, 2022) morning said that over 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Public Relations Officer (PRO) & Additional Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal, test positive for coronavirus.
“Over 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Public Relations Officer (PRO) & Additional Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal, test COVID-19 positive,” said Delhi Police.
— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2022
The overall strength of the Delhi Police is over 80,000. Recently, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for preventing the spread of the coronavirus among police personnel.
According to the SOP, all police personnel should wear face-masks, maintain social distancing and practise proper hand hygiene while performing their duties. All police personnel and eligible family members who have not been vaccinated may be motivated to complete the vaccination process.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled to meet today to discuss further restrictions, including ‘total curfew’, under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The agenda of the meeting includes a review of the COVID-19 situation and preparation in the wake of rising Omicron cases in Delhi.
Earlier, on Sunday, Delhi reported 22,751 cases, 12 per cent higher than yesterday’s number (20,181). The positivity rate stood at 23.53 percent. The city also reported 17 deaths, most Covid deaths in a day since June 16 last year.
(With agency inputs)