Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava had earlier ordered that 25%-33% of the force will remain in home quarantine for a period of 10 days on rotation, with preference being given to personnel above 50 years of age and those with medical conditions. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
A 49-year-old assistant sub-inspector posted with the traffic police tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday evening. A resident of Kalkaji police colony, he has been shifted to AIIMS while his wife and two children have been advised home quarantine as they were asymptomatic.
DCP (Southeast district) R P Meena confirmed the case and said they have informed his department.
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava had earlier ordered that 25%-33% of the force will remain in home quarantine for a period of 10 days on rotation, with preference being given to personnel above 50 years of age and those with medical conditions.
Police said the ASI had been sent on leave last week and asked to be in home quarantine. “He had complained of fever and informed his seniors. He got tested last week and received the report today,” said an officer.
Authorities are trying to ascertain how he contracted the infection.
Sixty-seven families live in the police colony, which is now under a strict lockdown. The entire colony was cordoned off on Monday evening. “We have assured his family of all help,” said a senior police officer.
On Monday evening, local police alerted residents and also sanitised the area with the civic agency’s help.
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