Hyderabad Constable tests +ve for Covid-19

Tue 07 Apr 2020, 21:38:55
The 56-year-old constable attached to Saifabad police station is undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital in Hyderabad, officials said.

"The constable was admitted to the hospital on late Saturday evening and on Monday evening his test report confirmed he was infected with Covid-19," officials said.

The policeman's family members were also under quarantine at the hospital.

Samples of the constable's primary and secondary contacts were collected, they said adding samples of as many as 17 police personnel in the Saifabad police station were collected and they were asked to be under self-quarantine.

It was still being ascertained on how the constable was infected with the deadly virus, they said.

Meanwhile, city Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar on Tuesday requested citizens to maintain social distancing.
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