Thursday, July 23, 2020

CISF personnel succumbs to COVID-19; 10th pandemic death in force

New Delhi: A 49-year-old CISF personnel posted in the Mumbai airport security unit has succumbed to COVID-19, taking the death toll due to the pandemic in the paramilitary force to 10, officials said on Wednesday.
Head Constable Basudeb Mandal passed away at a hospital in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday, they said.
The personnel was posted in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit that guards the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and was admitted to a local hospital on June 9 with symptoms of fever and difficulty in breathing.
He was found to be COVID-19 positive two days after admission to the hospital and he breathed his last on Tuesday, they said.
He was a resident of Nadia district in West Bengal.
22/07/20 PTI/Outlook

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