An official of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) has been discovered constructive for the novel coronavirus, the primary case such being detected within the federal contingency drive, officers stated on Friday.
They stated the Sub-Inspector rank official was on go away and had gone to a health care provider for another therapy after which his Covid-19 take a look at was finished.
The NDRF official has been admitted to an isolation ward within the Central Armed Police Forces’ (CAPFs) Referral hospital in Higher Noida on Thursday.
The official is posted within the headquarters of the drive right here and was on deputation from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), they stated.
The NDRF, raised in 2006, is a 12-battalion sturdy drive of the central authorities for catastrophe response and its over 40 groups are at present deployed in Odisha and West Bengal for reduction and rescue works within the wake of cyclone ‘Amphan’. The CAPFs — CRPF, ITBP, BSF, CISF and SSB — have over 400 energetic circumstances of Covid-19 amongst them at current they usually have additionally reported seven deaths.
A personnel of the elite counter-terrorist drive, NSG, has additionally been contaminated with the illness early this month. The 5 CAPFs, the NSG and the NDRF work below the command of the Union House Ministry.