An official of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) has been discovered constructive for coronavirus, the primary case such being detected within the federal contingency power, officers mentioned right now.
They mentioned the sub-Inspector rank official was on go away and had gone to a physician for some dental therapy, following which his COVID-19 check was carried out.
The NDRF official has been admitted to an isolation ward in a Better Noida hospital on Thursday.
The official is posted within the headquarters of the power right here and was on deputation from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), they mentioned.
The NDRF, raised in 2006, is a 12-battalion sturdy power of the central authorities for catastrophe response and its over 40 groups are at the moment deployed in Odisha and West Bengal for reduction and rescue works within the wake of cyclone “Amphan”.
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which includes Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Safety Power (BSF), Central Industrial Safety Power (CISF) and SSB, reported 43 contemporary instances since Thursday.
The BSF reported 24 contemporary instances right now, out of which seven personnel are posted on the headquarters of the about 2.5-personnel sturdy paramilitary in Delhi.
“All the fresh cases have been reported from Delhi and they work in various establishments of the force.”
“These personnel were the primary or secondary contacts of earlier detected positive staffers and were not working in the office and were already in quarantine,” a BSF spokesperson mentioned.
As and when check outcomes are coming, they’re both being detected constructive or destructive for COVID-19, he mentioned. The Pakistan and Bangladesh borders guarding power has a complete 108 lively instances, whereas 277 of its troops have recovered.
The airports guarding power CISF additionally reported 13 contemporary instances with 4 reported from its unit deployed to protect the Bokaro metal plant in Jharkhand.
The about 1.62-lakh personnel power power has a complete of 100 lively coronavirus instances whereas 71 have recovered from the illness.
The CRPF, nation’s largest with three.25 lakh personnel, reported 5 contemporary instances and its general lively instances tally is 125 personnel. A complete of 213 CRPF personnel have recovered until now.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police, tasked to protect the three,488 km Line of Precise Management with China, had one contemporary case, taking its complete lively instances tally to 105. A complete of 82 of its personnel have recovered until now.
The SSB, guarding the open Indian fronts with Nepal and Bhutan, has 30 lively instances. A personnel of the elite counter-terrorist power, Nationwide Safety Guard (NSG), has additionally been contaminated with the illness early this month.
The 5 CAPFs, NSG and the NDRF work below the command of the union house ministry.