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COVID-19 grips Delhi Police as over 300 cops infected with deadly virus

By Saima Siddiqui 
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COVID-19 grips Delhi Police as over 300 cops infected with deadly virus

New Delhi: At a time when the whole country is grappling with an unprecedented number of coronavirus cases and the governments are forced to take strict measures to save its citizens from the second wave of Covid-19, the police force at national capital is reportedly struck hard with the deadly virus as more than 300 police personnel have been tested positive for the infection.

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According to the reports, as many as 300 personnel have been infected with the coronavirus. 15 of them have been admitted to the hospital and are under observation whereas the rest of the police personnel are home quarantined.

In view of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday (April 15) announced a weekend curfew in order to prevent the deadly infection from spreading further.

The AAP chief said that the restrictions announced today are necessary to curb the spread of coronavirus in Delhi. The Chief Minister also announced sweeping restrictions, including the closure of malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums, in a bid to break the chain of COVID infections in the city.

A record single-day rise of 2,17,353 new coronavirus infections took India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,42,91,917, while active cases surpassed the 15-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday (April 16).

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As per the data of Union Health Ministry on April 15, a massive spike of 2 lakh new COVID-19 cases took India’s total coronavirus count to 1.40 crore. India reported 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases alongside 93,528 recoveries and 1,038 deaths in the last 24 hours. With the recent surge in infections, country’s active count has reached 14,71,877.

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