Eight Assam Police personnel test COVID-19 positive, 160 quarantined


GUWAHATI: Personnel of Assam Police who were in the frontline against Coronavirus have tested positive for the disease recently. So far, 8 police personnel including officers and constables have been found positive for COVID-19.

Assam director general of police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed media persons that 160 police personnel of different ranks have been quarantined in view of COVID-19 outbreak.

“So far, 160 personnel have been quarantined. Eight persons tested positive,” Mahanta said.

Among the quarantined staff, there are many top officials of Assam Police.

A guard of inspector general of police (IGP) Dipak Kedia also found positive for COVID-19.