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Karnataka Coronavirus Cases: Brass on toes as 48 cops test positive | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: With 48 personnel testing positive for Covid-19, Praveen Sood, director general and inspector general of police, on Tuesday said his department is focusing on checking the spread of the virus in the ranks by effective contact tracing and immediate segregation and quarantine.
Of the 48, nine have been discharged as on Tuesday evening, Sood chaired a meeting of senior IPS officers including officers of the rank of additional director general of police (ADGPs) and superintendent of police (SP) from the districts.
Sood told TOI that depending on situation, new SOPs are being tried and drafted as there is no precedent.
“The fight against the pandemic is a daily challenge and there are lessons to be learnt on a daily basis,” Sood said. “Of course we cannot run away from the reality — this is going to be a long-drawn fight. Keeping the morale of those testing positive and their family members high is our first preference. I and other ADGPs including Amar Kumar Pandey and Alok Kumar have visited police staff in Shivamogga, Hassan and Tumakuru so far. We will travel to other places this week.” He said his force has done a commendable job in the fight against Covid-19 in last three months.
“Battalions from reserve force have to be extra cautious as they will have to deal with tough situations like walking into containment zones and screening travellers at checkposts. We know the source of the infection and it is the right time to break the chain,” he said.
In a post on Facebook, Alok Kumar, ADGP, Karnataka State Reserve Police, “It has been trying times and performance of duty by our men n officers is getting tougher day by day as Covid-19 is spreading its tentacles towards Police force. 3 of our men tested positive in Hassan Battalion and 10 of them have tested positive in Shimoga Battalion, who had been on outstation duties. Visited Hassan along with DG and IGP. Visited Shimoga Battalion on Saturday and Sunday and interacted with our men under quarantine. Enquired their well-being. The onus to ensure welfare and safety of our men lies on the senior leadership. It’s a time for caution and care (sic).”

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