On the 25th of July, approximately 181 police personnel including one Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) rank officer, one Deputy SP and four Circle Inspectors, have been found infected with the COVID-19 in North Andhra region, Andhra Pradesh.
The front line warriors are being infected of the Novel Coronavirus due to the direct contact with the patients.
Due to the frequent interaction with people, forcible movement in public places like markets, taking food and water at hazardous places and other reasons made many cops to be affected by the dreaded disease.
L.K.V. Ranga Rao, the Director Inspector General (DIG) of Visakhapatnam said, “We created a help desk and tele-medicine facility for the staff. The department is supplying dry fruit packets to improve the immunity among the cops who recovered from Coronavirus disease.” He further added, “People should understand the great service of the cops to control the dreaded disease. To create awareness among the public about the preventive steps, we are using social-media to reach maximum number of people. As many as 80,000 common people are connected under this programme. Those active members will pass the information to the locals about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding their presence in mass gatherings.”
Recently many police personnel in Andhra Pradesh came in contact with virus and after being recovered rejoined their duty.