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Bengaluru Commissioner and Mumbai IPS tested positive

By IndianMandarins- 18 Jul 2020


Bengaluru police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that he has quarantined himself for four days after his driver tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, a senior IPS officer has tested positive for novel coronavirus and his office in the Mumbai police commissionerate compound will be sanitised.

Rao said he would get himself tested on Monday, which will be his fifth test in the past three months. “My driver is tested Corona positive, I have home quarantined myself for four days and will get myself tested again on Monday for the (5) fifth time since last 3 months,” Rao tweeted.

He also said that he had to be in “numerous inadvertent interactions with positive cases”. “Seek your good wishes, I am not yet positive,” he added.

According to a senior police officer, over 400 policemen including a few IPS officers have tested positive for coronavirus, five of whom lost their lives, about 200 recovered from the disease and about 20 police stations were sealed due to coronavirus infection among policemen.

The Mumbai officer was actively involved in efforts to combat the outbreak and his driver, as well as a couple of staff members, had earlier been detected with the infection, he added. 

Incidentally, the officer had recently attended a meeting in Mantralaya, the state secretariat, where several senior home department officials were present, he pointed out.

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