HP Police headquarters sealed, DGP Sanjay Kundu in self-quarantine
Swab samples of 20 police personnel taken after visitor from Delhi, who was at the headquarters on June 1 to felicitate new DGP, tests positive for Covid-19, diesUpdated: Jun 09, 2020 22:35 IST
The Himachal Pradesh police headquarters in Shimla has been sealed for 48 hours from Tuesday after a visitor, who called on director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu a week ago, tested positive for Covid-19 and died.
Kundu has ben tested neagtive for the virus but will remain in home quarantine.
The man had visited Kundu in office on June 1 to felicitate him after he took charge as the state DGP following the retirement of Sita Ram Mardi.
“The person tested positive for coronavirus infection in Delhi and passed away on June 9,” police spokesman and superintendent of police Kushal Sharma said in a release.
The police department is following the protocol issued by the Union health ministry and sealing the areas he visited.
All officers who had come in contact with the infected person were medically examined and tested negative. They have gone into self quarantine. A team of doctors was at the police headquarters on Tuesday morning to take swab samples of 20 police personnel.
“All those who have been examined will remain in self quarantine,” Sharma said.
Nearly 200 police personnel work at the headquarters that also houses the offices of the additional director general, law and order; additional DGP and IG, armed police and training; IG, headquarters, SP, cyber crime, and SP, law and order.
Total 28 of the 29 samples taken from police headquarters for Covid-19 testing, including that of director general of police Sanjay Kundu, have reported negative.