37 BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19


An official release yesterday informed the number of COVID-19 cases in the Border Security Force (BSF) on May 3 increased to 54 after 37 more personnel tested positive for the disease.

It may be recalled the Delhi unit was deployed in Jama Masjid and Chandni Mahal areas of the national capital on law-and-order duties under the command of Delhi Police.A total of 25 troops from this unit deployed in Delhi tested positive for the disease on Sunday. Six from the unit had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday,” a spokesperson of the border-guarding force said.

Fresh cases were reported from a unit of the BSF’s 126th battalion in Delhi and from Tripura.

So far, 54 BSF personnel have been found infected with the coronavirus infection, including some cases from a unit hospital in Delhi’s R K Puram and two from Tripura, the spokesperson said.

The 2.5-lakh-personnel-strong BSF is primarily tasked with guarding the Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, apart from rendering a variety of duties in the country’s internal security domain.

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