One Vile Parle constable succumbs to coronavirus; 12 policemen from Oshiwara Police Station test positive

The constable had been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital since May 9 but eventually, he passed away on Thursday

One Vile Parle constable succumbs to coronavirus; 12 policemen from Oshiwara Police Station test positive
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On Thursday, a 55-year-old constable from Mumbai succumbed to coronavirus. According to an official, the 55-year-old was posted at Vile Parle police station and had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month. The constable had been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital since May 9 but eventually, he passed away on Thursday.

With this, the tally of deceased Mumbai Police personnel due to coronavirus stands at 11 and is also the 17th fatality in the Maharashtra police force. Earlier in the day, a woman constable in Thane along with a 43-year-old police constable in Pune had succumbed to COVID-19.

In the meantime, 12 policemen from Oshiwara Police station tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. By Friday noon, a total of 762 Mumbai Police personnel had tested positive for coronavirus.

An Oshiwara police officer said that 14 policemen have been put under home quarantine as they had come in contact with the 12 infected colleagues. The 12 police personnel consist of four police officers and eight constables.

The policemen were undergoing treatment at isolation centres at Andheri and Worli. According to reports, all the police personnel belonged to the police station’s detection unit and were deployed for crowd control duties near containment zones and later on duty to overlook the repatriation of stranded migrant workers.

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