85 plus BSF staff test Covid-19 positive; total 154 infected

NEW DELHI: Eighty-five more (BSF) people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 154, a force official said Wednesday.

These include more than 60 soldiers, who were deployed for law enforcement duties in the Jamia and Mahal area of ​​the national capital, and six from the escort team of the Central Inter-Ministerial Team (IMCT) who traveled to verify Covid's containment measures. -19 in the state.

At least 37 infected people are from the border of the force.

A total of 85 new cases have been detected. The troops were performing essential and operational tasks, a spokesman for the force said.

There were 69 cases of BSF staff testing positive as of Tuesday, and the total is therefore 154.

The strong border force of approximately 2.5 lakh personnel is tasked with protecting India's fronts with Pakistan and Bangladesh .

The force's headquarters, whose two floors were sealed two days ago, has been operational since Wednesday, the spokesperson said.