Two Border Security Force personnel have succumbed to the COVID-19 infection, a senior official said on Thursday.
As per the BSF’s statement, “Prahari pariwar is grief-stricken with deaths of two BSF personnel during this pandemic. A critically ill patient died who had contracted infection of COVID19 while visiting super-specialty clinics for his treatment. Other Borderman died on Monday 4th May in Safdarjung hospital, where he was admitted on 3rd May. From normal ward he was shifted to ICU on 4th May. After his death, prior to postmortem, COVID-19 test was done and result came positive by late night of 6th May Wednesday.”
“Braving the challenges of securing frontiers, working with civil administration and while shouldering other essential responsibilities 41 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported since yesterday. Most of these BSF personnel have been aiding Civil police in IS duties during this critical phase of Covid pandemic,” the BSF said.
With the tracing of primary, secondary and tertiary contacts of earlier detected cases, testing of all such listed, mostly asymptomatic contacts , was undertaken on priority after immediately putting them in quarantine, the statement said.
While all instructions and protocols issued by MoHFW are strictly followed. BSF establishments have established well equipped quarantine/isolation centres as per the prescribed norms to prevent the contagion, it said.
The total number of COVID-19 infections in the 2.5 lakh personnel strong force now stands at 193.