Saturday, April 04, 2020

11 CISF personnel test positive for Covid-19 near Mumbai

Mumbai: At least 11 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have contracted novel coronavirus at Panvel near Mumbai, a local civic official said on Friday.

It is suspected that they caught the infection while on duty at the Mumbai International Airport, the official said.

"Five of the CISF personnel had tested positive earlier while six more tested positive on Friday," he said.

Panvel which comes under Navi Mumbai has a total of 14 coronavirus cases at present.

The infected CISF personnel were posted at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.

"At least 146 CISF personnel including officers were tested," a senior official from the Konkan Divisional Commissioner's office told PTI.

After five personnel tested positive, samples of others were collected, the official added.
03/04/20 PTI/India Today

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