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Day after Additional SP Tests Positive for Covid-19, Bareilly SSP & 25 Other Policemen Go into Quarantine

File photo of Uttar Pradesh policemen standing inside  a police station. (Reuters)

File photo of Uttar Pradesh policemen standing inside a police station. (Reuters)

Bareilly DM Nitish Kumar said the infected official is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

A day after an additional superintendent of police tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, the SSP and 25 other policemen went into quarantine on Monday.

Officials said while SSP Akhilesh Kumar Pandey went into home quarantine, 25 other policemen of the crime branch were quarantined at several facilities here.

Bareilly DM Nitish Kumar said the infected official is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

Meanwhile, Additional Chief Medical Officer Dr Ranjan Gautam said five new cases were detected on Monday, taking the total number of patients to 137. So far, two people have died of the infection in the district.

first published:June 15, 2020, 22:02 IST