- India's COVID-19 count inched towards 60,000-mark; over 1950 deaths
- Delhi has registered more than 6000 coronavirus infected people including 68 deaths and 2020 cured patients
- The total number of cases in the BSF now stands at 223
DELHI: On Friday, the overall infections in the Border Security Force jumped up to 223 after thirty new cases of COVID-19 including 6 from Delhi and 24 from Tripura have been reported from different establishments. All of them are under the best available medical care at AIIMS-Jhajjar and G B Pant Hospital, Agartala.
Out of the six fresh cases from Delhi, two were posted at the BSF’s headquarters in the national capital and four were posted at other units in the city.
Among the border guarding force, the maximum confirmed cases have been reported from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), also known as paramilitary forces. There are more than 500 active coronavirus cases at present.
The officials informed that one more floor in the eight-storeyed headquarters of the force in CGO complex on the Lodhi Road has been shut.
The officials expressed concern over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases at the forces’ headquarters, which is functioning on a reduced strength.
The total number of cases in the BSF now stands at 223. Two jawans have recovered, while two have died. The other major cases are from a single BSF unit based in Tripura.
“All instructions and directions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are being strictly followed. Frequencies of sanitisation efforts of workplaces/barracks have been increased,” the BSF spokesperson said.