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Amit Shah Holds Meeting With DGs Of CAPF, Moots Ways To Stop COVID Spread In Their Ranks

On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with all the Director Generals of the Central Armed Police Forces amid the novel coronavirus crisis

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Akhil Oka
Amit Shah

On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with all the Director Generals of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) amid the novel coronavirus crisis. Lauding the CAPF for their contribution in the battle against COVID-19, he reiterated the Centre's commitment for ensuring the safety of every personnel. He also expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the CAPF. As per reports, various paramilitary sources such as the Border Security Force, Indo Tibet Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal have recorded more than 500 cases so far. 

During the meeting, Shah asked the CAPF to take innovative measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 among its personnel. He stressed on conducting timely health checks. Moreover, the Union Home Minister directed the CAPF to establish a dedicated COVID-19 hospital for the treatment of their personnel. 

Read: One In 3 COVID-19 Patient Has Recovered As Recovery Rate Nears 30%: Health Ministry

Read: Odisha Govt Increases Quarantine Period Of Suspect/confirmed COVID-19 Cases To 28 Days

The novel coronavirus crisis

Currently, there are 56,342 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India out of which 16,540 patients have recovered while 1,886 casualties have been reported. Addressing a press briefing earlier in the day, Lav Aggarwal- the Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry revealed that 3,390 new cases had been reported in the last 24 hours in India. With 1273 individuals recovering from COVID-19 in the same period, the country's recovery rate stands at 29.36%. Aggarwal observed that no fresh novel coronavirus case had been detected in 42 districts in the past 28 days. 

Read: Coronavirus Live Updates: India's Cases Rise To 56,342; Recovery Rate Increases To 29.36%

Read: FORDA Writes To Home Minister Amit Shah Regarding Discrimination Faced By Doctors In Delhi

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