Over 1,600 security personnel infected by coronavirus

28, Aug 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

Infection rate increased in August and Nepal Police accounts for the highest numbers



The rate of coronavirus infection is seen increasing in security bodies. Security personnel deputed on the frontline across the nation are seeing growing rate of infections.

Coronavirus infection has already been confirmed in 1,633 personnel of three security bodies (Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force). Of them, 861 security personnel have returned home after recovery. Twelve security personnel tested positive for coronavirus in the third week of May for the first time. 

After that, the infection rate increased all of a sudden from the month of August. The highest coronavirus infected number has been in the ranks of Nepal Police.

Spokesperson at the Nepal Police, Senior Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayet said that a total of 795 police personnel tested positive for coronavirus so far. Of them, 163 are from Kathmandu valley alone. More than 500 Nepal Police personnel have returned home after recovery.

Similarly, Spokesperson at the APF, Deputy Inspector General Raju Aryal shared that 435 APF personnel have been infected by coronavirus till Thursday. Of them, 189 have been discharged after recovery and the remaining coronavirus infected APF personnel are receiving treatment at different places. Out of 435 COVID-19 infected APF personnel, 73 are from Kathmandu Valley.

Likewise, 403 Nepal Army personnel also tested positive for coronavirus as of today. Of them, 116 have been discharged after recovery, said NA Spokesperson Santosh Ballav Poudel.


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