3,000 police personnel tested positive for COVID-19, 30 dead: Maha Home Minister

by National | 07-06-2020 | 657 views

As many as 3,007 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 85,975. With this, Maharashtra overtook China, which has reported 84,186 coronavirus cases till date. The coronavirus death toll in Maharashtra stands at 3,060, while the total number of recovered patients has reached 39,314.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday said that around 3,000 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 and around 30 others have died in the state. He added, "Now, we have decided to give normal duties to personnel between 50 and 55 years of age and paid leaves to personnel who are over 55 years of age."

Delhi Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday criticised CM Arvind Kejriwal for announcing the reopening of restaurants and malls in the national capital from June 8. He said it was "premature" for Delhi government to open these places and that Delhi's health infrastructure needs improvement. It's shameful that Delhi's COVID-19 positivity rate was highest and recovery rate lowest, said Maken.

West Bengal has recorded 449 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,187, said the state's Department of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The state's coronavirus death toll has climbed to 324 after 13 more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours. West Bengal now has 4,488 active COVID-19 cases.

West Bengal government has allowed family members of COVID-19 victims to see the dead bodies and pay their last respects. A government notification said that the body should be kept at a suitable place for 30 minutes to allow relatives of the deceased to pay their respects. Hospitals must inform family about a patient's death within an hour, it added.

Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,515 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases there to 31,667, said the state's Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday. The state's coronavirus death toll climbed to 269, with 18 more dying of the virus in last 24 hours. Nearly 17,000 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Tamil Nadu.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan on Sunday rose to 98,943 after it reported 4,960 new cases in the last 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said. Pakistan reported 67 deaths from coronavirus during the same period, taking its nationwide death toll to 2,002. The ministry added that 33,465 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan.

 

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