Cops affected by coronavirus: Another police official tests positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra
A policeman in Thane, Kurar of Maharashtra had also tested positive for coronavirus a few days earlier
Mumbai: A constable attached to Juhu police station in Mumbai has tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.
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Other police personnel who came in contact with the constable will also be tested. The constable, a resident of Kandivali area, was on leave as he had not been keeping well for the last few days.
After he started showing symptoms of coronavirus, a test was conducted which showed that he was COVID-19 positive on Wednesday, the official said.
He is currently admitted to a civic-run hospital.
"The constable's test report has come out positive for coronavirus. Samples of seven to eight other officials, who came in contact with him, will also be sent for testing," Juhu police station's senior inspector Pandrinath Wavhal said.
Earlier this month, a sub-inspector attached to Kurar Police Station also tested positive for coronavirus.
A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate also tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.