Kotdwar: As many as 30 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, deployed on election duty in Kotdwar Assembly constituency, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Kotdwar Circle Officer GL Kholi today told ANI, “In the Kotdwar assembly elections, 30 out of 82 soldiers posted in E Company of 50th Battalion of BSF, who reached for security duty, have been found positive for COVID-19.
The Health Department has quarantined everyone.” “BSF was stationed at Bhuj border for election security duty in Kotdwar. On reaching Kotdwar on Tuesday,
COVID-19 tests of all the officers and jawans were carried out in which these jawans have been found COVID-19 positive,” he added.
Meanwhile, India reported 2,47,417 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday. Today’s fresh COVID-19 cases are about 27 per cent higher than compared to yesterday’s figures. On Wednesday, the country logged 1,94,720 new COVID-19 cases.
Apart from fresh cases of covid-19 India also reports as many as 84,825 recoveries. Meanwhile, India’s current active cases stands at 11,17,531. There have been 5,488 confirmed cases of Omicron so far rising from 4,868 cases of Omicron variant as reported yesterday.