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  India   All India  24 Apr 2020  Seven police personnel in Coimbatore test covid positive

Seven police personnel in Coimbatore test covid positive

PTI
Published : Apr 24, 2020, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Apr 24, 2020, 4:41 pm IST

They were part of a group of 75 personnel manning 10 containment zones in the city

 A policeman stands guard as people maintaining social distancing wait in a queue to enter a vegetable market during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. PTI Photo
  A policeman stands guard as people maintaining social distancing wait in a queue to enter a vegetable market during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. PTI Photo

Coimbatore: Seven police personnel, including four women, tested positive for COVID-19 here on Friday, following which the Podanur police station to which they were attached has been closed, city police commissioner Sumit Saran said.

All of them were admitted to a private hospital,he said. The police station would remain closed for a few days and be disinfected and function temporarily from a marriage hall,
he said.

 

They were part of a group of 75 personnel manning 10 containment zones in the city and had taken the tests on Thursday, he said.

The family members of all the seven police personnel have been quarantined, the Commissioner said.

Tags: covid-19 india
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore