Covid hits Chennai cops: Over 3,400 test positive, 24 die

Chennai: Chennai police personnel, while making us staying indoors during lockdown, are exposing themselves to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to sources, Covid-19 has claimed 24 police personnel in the city since last year.

More than 3,400 police personnel have tested positive and most of them rejoined duty.

Since 8 April, 94 police personnel were hospitalised, 270 have been treated in Covid-19 care centres and 468 are under home quarantine.

An Assistant Commissioner of Police attached to Pallavaram died of Covid-19 on Friday.

The police office J Eswaran (52), is the 14th victim in the city police since 8 April to succumb to Covid, police sources said.

Eswaran joined the service in 1996 and was promoted in 2018. Eswaran, who has been serving as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Pallavaram, since last March, was was admitted in a special ward for Covid-19 at King Institute on 5 May after testing positive.

However, he succumbed yesterday despite the best of treatment provided to him.


NT Bureau