I have restricted my movement to break the chain COVID-19: CRPF DG after the doc tests positive

NEW DELHI: The Director General of the () A P said Sunday that he was quarantined as part of his responsibility to break the chain of transmission after a doctor on his force tested positive for COVID-19.

Maheshwari (59), the head of the country's largest paramilitary force with a force of approximately 3.25 lakh of personnel, his predecessor and senior security adviser to the Union Ministry of the Interior, K Vijay Kumar (67), and close than two dozen officials on this chain have disappeared. quarantined after the doctor was found infected on April 2.

Both Maheshwari and Kumar traveled to Chhattisgarh last week in a special BSF aircraft to review anti-sex operations in the state.

As a precautionary measure, I have completely restricted my movement as part of my responsibility to break the chain and work from home, until clarity emerges about the health control of the officials involved, the head of CRPF said in a personal account of Twitter on Sunday.

Maheshwari, an IPS officer from the Uttar Pradesh group in 1984, had contact with an officer who was in contact with the doctor who found positive for COVID-19, now isolated at AIIMS in Jhajjar of Haryana.

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Kumar, a 1975 IPS official from the Tamil Nadu cadre, chaired the CRPF between October 2010 and September 2012. He also served as an adviser to the governor of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.

A CRPF officer had tested positive for COVID-19. All personnel in contact with the officer have been quarantined. The DG (Maheshwari) had indirect contact with the officer and according to protocol, he is observing the quarantine, said CRPF spokesman DIG Moses. Dhinakaran had said Saturday.

Except for the CRPF chief medical officer who tested positive and underwent treatment, DIG Dhinakaran had said that none of the chain has shown any positive signs so far.

However, the DG, as a precautionary measure, has advised all stakeholders to restrict their movements and to work strictly from home to break the chain, if there is any.

The DG has also set an example by following the same protocols, it said Sunday.

The CRPF has led its units across the country to assist the distressed and needy amid the permanent blockade of COVID-19 and has launched a helpline through its Kashmir-based 'Madadgaar' platform to assist those affected. by virus and related problems.