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Four more BSF personnel test COVID positive in Kolkata

Four more BSF personnel test COVID positive in Kolkata

| @indiablooms | 11 May 2020, 03:34 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Four more personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) posted in Kolkata, including a jawan who was in the convoy of MHA's Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) last month, have tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the total number of BSF jawans infected with Covid-19 so far in the city to 10, officials said on Monday.

Officials in BSF's South Bengal Frontier unit said that a jawan, who was attached to IMCT convoy in the end of April, contracted Covid infection and remaining three came in contact with him.

Earlier, six more BSF personnel in Kolkata, including an escort vehicle driver of the Central armed police force, tested positive for novel coronavirus, and all of them were reportedly with the IMCT convoy.

BSF officials, however, said that none of these ten personnel, who have tested Covid-19 positive, came in contact with any member of the Central team.

In the last two weeks of April, the IMCT convoy visited multiple quarantine facilities, Covid hospitals and containment zones in four red zone districts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and East Medinipur, and none of the team was provided PPE or any other protective equipment by the state government.


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