New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi was sealed on Sunday after a personal staff of a senior officer tested positive for the dreadful coronavirus, reported news agency PTI.

Officials, quoted by news agency PTI, said that the building has been sealed because a personal secretary of a Special Director General (SDG) rank officer working in the headquarters has tested positive for the novel infection.

Following the sealing of the headquarters, no one will be allowed to enter the building till further orders, the officials said while adding that 40 officers and staff including a Special Director General rank officer and a Deputy Inspector General have been quarantined. 

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The CRPF has informed the district surveillance officer for "initiating required protocols" as per medical guidelines, for time-bound proper sealing of the building located in the CGO complex on Lodhi Road.

The officials have said that a contact tracing exercise has begun of all the personnel who came in contact with the staffer at the headquarter building.

This comes a day after 122 personnel of a Delhi-based CRPF battalion tested positive for the infection. Following this, the premises of the battalion was completely sealed. 

A total of 480 samples were taken from the unit, out of which 458 results have come and 22 are awaited, the CRPF officials said, adding that a mobile coronavirus testing lab has been stationed on the premises of the battalion to ensure quick collection of samples.

The troops have been admitted to an isolation facility of the CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Referral hospital located in Greater Noida near here.

The number of cases of the dreadful coronavirus are surging at an alarming rate. As per the latest data available at the Ministry of Home and Family Welfare, the dreadful infection has affected almost 40,000 people and claimed the lives of over 1,300 in India so far while more than 10,000 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma