Delhi Police has reduced the amount given to Police personnel, who get infected with COVID-19 while on duty, from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10,000.
“It has been decided that the amount given to police personnel who get infected with COVID-19 while on duty be reduced to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospitalisation and other expenses,” the Delhi Police stated.
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It further noted that the amount given to the family of police personnel who dies of COVID-19 has been increased from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Around 250 Delhi Police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police’s Wireless Control Room in West district has been shut for five days as seven people have tested positive for COVID-19.
As the cases were reported in the control room, 30 staff members were advised to stay under home quarantine.
“Seven people were found positive for COVID-19 at the Wireless Control Room in West district. 30 staff members were advised home quarantine. The control room has been shut for five days,”Delhi Police had said on Thursday.
India on Friday recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases with 6,088 new cases and 148 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking the countrywide tally to 1,18,447, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Out of the total cases, 66,330 are active cases and 3,583 have succumbed to the infection.