National Disaster Response Force Reports First Coronavirus Case

The officer had gone to a doctor for treatment after which his virus test was done (Representational)

New Delhi:

An official of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been found positive for coronavirus, the first case such being detected in the federal contingency force, officials said today.

They said the sub-Inspector rank official was on leave and had gone to a doctor for some dental treatment, following which his COVID-19 test was done.

The NDRF official has been admitted to an isolation ward in a Greater Noida hospital on Thursday.

The official is posted in the headquarters of the force here and was on deputation from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), they said.

The NDRF, raised in 2006, is a 12-battalion strong force of the central government for disaster response and its over 40 teams are currently deployed in Odisha and West Bengal for relief and rescue works in the wake of cyclone “Amphan”.

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which comprises Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and SSB, reported 43 fresh cases since Thursday.

The BSF reported 24 fresh cases today, out of which seven personnel are posted at the headquarters of the about 2.5-personnel strong 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…

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