Nine Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff out of the 26 who had been to New Delhi from Kharagpur division in West Bengal, have tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources, the 26 RPF staff were sent to New Delhi for security related duty.

The RPF staff stayed at Dayabasti RPF campus from March 20 to April 13.

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As per protocol, they were quarantined at barracks and empty railway quarters.

After the man posted at Balasore and quarantined at RPF barrack tested positive for COVID-19 on April 20, the rest of the group who had returned from New Delhi were shifted to supervised quarantines.  Meanwhile, the secondary contacts of the RPF staff have been quarantined and the barracks kept under strict supervision.

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The total number of coronavirus cases in India moved higher to 23,077, showed figures released by the health ministry today morning. 1,684 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The death toll of coronavirus rose to 718 as 37 casualties were reported in 24 hours. 4,748 people, who were infected with COVID-19, have been discharged or cured of the virus.