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First case of policeman testing positive for COVID-19 reported in Jaipur

April 10, 2020, 8:01 pm

coronavirus lockdown police barrier

Police put up barricades throughout the state. file photo

Jaipur: After doctors, now policemen involved in COVID-19 relief work are at the risk of contracting the virus. In the first case of a policeman getting infected in Jaipur, a constable deputed in Manak Chowk police station tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary reports. the constable was reportedly assisting medical teams with door-to-door survey in Ramganj and other Walled City areas, most affected by the infection. This has once again given rise to concerns about the safety of cops and medical teams involved in imposing lockdown guidelines and testing.

The count of Coronavirus cases had reached 520 in Rajasthan by 2 pm on Friday. Fifty-six new cases came to light in the state. Of the total cases, 185 have been reported in Jaipur. The virus has spread in several areas of Jaipur including Bhatta Basti, Adarsh Nagar, Kho Nagaurian, Manak Chowk, and Subhash Chowk. After a man tested positive in Rajapark, curfew was imposed in one-kilometre radius here on Thursday.

Curfew has been imposed in several police station areas of the Walled City and some pockets of Lalkhothi, Adarsh Nagar, Kho Nagaurian and other areas.   

The police have started dealing with lockdown violators more strictly. Vehicles are being seized and FIRs are being registered against those spreading rumours on social media.

First published: April 10, 2020