Assam: 12 police personnel among new 41 COVID-19 cases in Biswanath


GUWAHATI: A total of 41 persons were found COVID-19 positive in middle Assam’s Biswanath on Tuesday. Among them 12 personnel from Assam Police also tested positive for novel coronavirus.

According to reports, Muzaffar Hussain, additional superintendent of police (ASP) of Biswanath is infected with COVID-19. On the other hand, Subham Das, officer-in-charge of Biswanath Sadar Police Station also tested positive with the infectious disease.

So far, total 78 police personnel from Biswanath have been found positive for COVID-19.

“Most of the staff in police station have been quarantined. The police station is functioning with minimum staff. But our aim is to protect the citizens. We are not worried much about us,” said a police man.

Till Tuesday, 1921 personnel of Assam Police tested positive for COVID-19 across the State. Among them 1309 recovered and 443 personnel rejoined duty.

“August 4th 2020 – @assampolice 1921 personnel have tested positive till date out of whom  1309 have recovered, of whom, 443 have rejoined duty. Unfortunately, we’ve lost four colleagues till date,” additional director general of police (ADGP) for law and order GP Singh tweeted.

Assam has so far reported a total of 48,161 COVID-19 cases. Among them 34,421 patients have recovered. The number of active cases in the state is 13622.