[splco_heading size=”15″ align=”left” margin=”30″]The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here has been sealed after a personal staff of a senior officer tested positive for novel coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.[/splco_heading]
Stenographer to CRPF Additional Director General Jawed Akhtar tested positive for novel coronavirus early on Sunday.
Following this Jawed Akhtar and 10 other associates have been home quarantined as the authorities began contact tracing of all the personnel in headquarters who came in contact with the staffer who tested positive.
Meanwhile, the CRPF building is being sanitized and has been closed until the task is completed. Personnel working in the headquarters will not be allowed inside the premises from Sunday, officials informed.
[splco_quote]“We have contacted surveillance officer of the NDMC [New Delhi Municipal Council]. Sanitation and fumigation are being done. No one will be allowed until the building is declared safe,” a senior CRPF officer said. [/splco_quote]
Earlier, a driver linked with CRPF had tested positive for the deadly virus.
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144 CRPF personnel have so far tested positive for Covid-19, out of which 135 are from 31 Battalion in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar phase 3. The entire battalion has been sealed off since then.
One CRPF personnel has died of the virus so far, one recovered and the results of twenty personnel are still awaited.
Earlier, CRPF DG AP Maheshwari had been sent in home quarantine after he had come in indirect contact with positive patients.
The CRPF is the  largest paramilitary force in India