A man wearing a mask -- his head covered with a surgical cap -- is seen walking with folded hands as a group of policemen garland him as he walks past them towards the entrance of a police station, where lady constables apply tilak on his forehead before he enters the building. A group of men are also seen playing their dhol drums all along.
This is how the police officers at a police station in Delhi's Amar Colony welcomed their colleague who joined duty after recovering from the deadly COVID-19 infection on Saturday. The officer is among the five police officer who have contracted the viral infection that has affected nearly 60,000 people in the country.
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ओखला मंडी में तैनात अमर कॉलोनी थाने के 5 पुलिसकर्मी कोरोना पॉजिटिव हुए थे, इनमें एक कांस्टेबल प्रवीण जब ठीक होकर वापस लौट तो साथी पुलिसकर्मियों उनका जबरदस्त स्वागत किया#CoronaWarriorsIndia#CoronaUpdatesInIndiapic.twitter.com/AO4kw5BXV6
"Constable Praveen had contracted the virus when he was stationed at Amar Colony police station. Four other police officials have also tested positive for Coronavirus. Most of the policemen at Amar Colony police station were put under isolation after the incident came to light," SHO Amar Colony Anant Gunjan said.
India reported 3,320 new coronavirus patients and 95 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 59,662 cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. At least 1,981 COVID-19 deaths have been registered so far and 17,847 patients have recovered, according to the government data.
Around 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases have been reported from eight major cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, data from the respective state governments showed.
Delhi has reported over 6,000 cases and 68 deaths so far.