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The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force sealed after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi has been sealed for sanitisation after a staff member of a top officer working at the building tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Sunday. No one will be allowed to enter the building until further orders.

The CRPF officials were quoted by news agency PTI as saying that a personal secretary of a Special Director General (SDG) rank officer working in the headquarters has tested positive for the virus and hence the building has been sealed by the force.

District surveillance officer has been informed by the CRPF for “initiating required protocols” as per medical guidelines, for time-bound proper sealing of the building located in the CGO complex on Lodhi Road has been done.

A contact tracing exercise has been initiated for all the personnel who came in contact with the staffer at the headquarter building.

CRPF’s Covid-19 tally rises to 136

A total of 136 CRPF personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 across the country so far, while test results of 22 men still awaited, the number can climb further.

As many as 135 are from the 31st Battalion based in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar’s Phase-III. The battalion has emerged as a new Covid-19 epicentre in the country.

This unit of the Central forces has seen a massive surge in the Covid-19 cases in the last couple of days. The infections rose after a nursing assistant tested positive in the Mayur Vihar camp, the sources in CRPF had earlier said.

Covid-19 cases in India near 40,000 mark

India has reported 2,644 new Covid-19 positive cases, 83 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country has mounted to 39,980, while the death toll rose to 1,301, as per the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The total number of positive cases in the state has jumped to 12,296 and 521 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The second phase of the nationwide lockdown ends today. The guidelines set by the MHA for the third phase will come into effect from tomorrow. Dailyhunt

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