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The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters in New Delhi has been sealed till Monday after a bus driver of the paramilitary force tested positive for coronavirus.

The largest paramilitary force’s headquarters based in south Delhi’s CGO complex was sealed on Saturday soon after the driver’s COVID-19 report was found positive, reports say.

The driver, who is posted at the CRPF headquarters for several years, was tested after he exhibited some symptoms of the deadly virus.

CRPF DIG M Dhinakaran said that aoon after a bus driver was found positive, the CRPF headquarters was closed for sanitisation.

“The headquarters’ building will be opened after the sanitisation drive is over. The drive will be done in the premises on Monday,” he said.

The CRPF’s driver found positive when the force’s 135 personnel of 31st Battalion based in Mayur Vihar Phase-III were already declared COVID-19 infected.

With this fresh case, the total count of CRPF personnel affected with the virus touched 137 across the country.

A 55-year-old Sub-Inspector from Assam had succumbed to coronavirus infection on Tuesday.


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