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11 CISF Personnel Posted At Mumbai Airport Test Positive For COVID-19

In a big development on Friday, it has been revealed that 11 jawans of the CISF posted at the Mumbai Airport have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Akhil Oka
CISF

In a big development on Friday, it has been revealed that 11 jawans of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) posted at the Mumbai Airport have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This was confirmed by Panvel Municipal Commissioner Dr. Ganesh Deshmukh. While 142 CISF personnel were under quarantine since the last few days, 4 of them tested positive on Thursday while one jawan tested positive on Friday. At the same time, the CISF observed that the sample of one jawan had been sent for testing for the third time after the result of the first two tests was contrary to each other. The aforesaid jawan has been kept in an isolation ward.

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Coronavirus crisis

Currently, there are 2301 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India out of which 157 people have recovered and 56 have lost their lives. In order to combat COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown beginning from March 25. As per the Health Ministry, 647 COVID-19 cases in the last two days across 14 states are connected to the Markaz religious congregation.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi shared a video message with the people of India. He urged everyone to switch off the lights at 9 pm on April 5 and light a diya, candle or flashlights for 9 minutes to showcase unity in the fight against the novel coronavirus. However, the PM cautioned against congregating for this purpose. 

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