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77,000 Security men test corona positive countrywide, 401 succumb till aug 21

Eastern Times,New Delh:76,768 police personnel all over the country including paramilitary forces such as CRPF, CISF, BSF and NSG tested positive for COVID-19 while 401 succumbed to the killer virus, according to a report by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

The report (compiled till August 21) titled “Indian Police Response to COVID-19 Crisis” said, Maharashtra topped the chart with 129 deaths due to COVID-19 and 12,760 positive cases among the police personnel. Telangana was in second place with 40 deaths due to the virus.

Out of the over 75,000 positive cases, paramilitary forces accounted for 15,318 infections with Central Reserve Police Force leading the table with 5,467 cases and 24 deaths in the category.

Digital tools were used by Telangana police to combat the spread of the coronavirus and maintain the public order and safety, it said adding the city police extensively used multimedia platforms to curb misinformation, fake news and rumours, the report which was released last week said. A camera-based detection of mask violations was done at various locations in the city.

The systems provided the heat map of violations to understand and assess the areas of non-compliances and initiate corrective measures.

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