New Delhi: An assistant sub-inspector posted in the traffic unit of Delhi Police has tested positive for coronavirus.

He has been admitted at the Super Speciality Block of Safdarjung Hospital. The 49-year-old police officer was posted in Hauz Khas circle.

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He was taken to AIIMS on April 1 for a check-up after he complained of cough and fever. Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) had advised him 14 days of home quarantine following which he stayed at his residence in Kalkaji, police said.

On Tuesday, he was tested for the virus and it was found that he has contracted the infection, a senior police official said.

Authorities of Safdarjung Hospital have noted details of the ASI's health history as well as that of his family members, the officer said.

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Three traffic staff working with him have been informed to self-isolate for the next 14 days, he said.

SHO Kalkaji has also been informed about the development, police added.