NEW DELHI: The CISF on Tuesday reported 20 fresh cases among its personnel in the past 24 hours across the country with 18 of them recently deployed at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.
The information comes one day after the govt. resumed domestic aviation with certain exemptions from lockdown measures.
The force with 1.62 lakh personnel said today that the amount of positive cases at the Delhi airport has now reached 25, including the fresh cases. However, the overall number of positive cases reported within the paramilitary force in the last 24 hours is 20, taking the entire current active cases to 78.
A CISF spokesperson revealed that these 18 personnel were quarantined 10 days ago once they had no COVID-19 symptoms. “We quarantined a batch of CISF unit deployed at Delhi airport soon after we learnt that one amongst them came in touch with a COVID-19 suspect. The CISF is maintaining all lockdown measures, including social distancing while performing duty at the airport,” said the spokesperson.
In a positive sign, the CISF said 132 of its personnel have thus far been cured of Covid-19. As many as 10 personnel recovered and were discharged on Tuesday, the CISF data revealed.
Of the 78 CISF personnel infected with the deadly virus, 54 are posted in Delhi, 12 in Mumbai, four in Jharkhand, three in Kolkata, two in Chennai and one each in Hyderabad, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.
Of the 54 infected CISF men, 25 were deputed at Delhi airport and 22 at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) while seven were deputed at different Central Govt. Building Security (CGBS) duty.
Out of 12 infected CISF personnel in Mumbai, five were deputed at Mumbai airport, three at Hindustan Petroleum/Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, and one each at the govt. mint, Mumbai Port Trust, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
Among others infected, four were deputed at Bokaro Steel in Jharkhand, two each at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSEL) in Kolkata and Chennai airport, and one each at Kolkata Port Trust, BHEL (Hyderabad), NTPC (Koldam) in Himachal Pradesh, and P&HCS (Chandigarh).