Hyderabad: Two constables of the Hyderabad city police tested positive for COVID-19 on 29 May. The number of COVID-affected cops in the state has now reached 30.
One of the officers who tested positive on Friday is a 26-year-old constable in the City Armed Reserve (CAR). He is a resident of Lalapet and was on COVID bandobast duty. During the festival season, he was posted in the Charminar area. After completing his bandobast duty, he returned home and soon developed a mild cold. He got himself tested and the reports came back positive. His father, a railway technician, and other family members have been put on quarantine.
The other officer is a constable in the Hyderabad police. He is a resident of Alwal and was also on COVID-19 duty. He has been admitted to Gandhi Hospital and his family members have also been quarantined.
Several positive cases have been reported from various police stations in the north and east zone of the city. Cases were also reported from the traffic wing of the Cyberabad police, including an inspector from the Rachakonda commissionerate. A constable working at the Kulsumpura police station died of the virus. All the officers who tested positive were either on COVID bandobast duties or actively involved in tracing the contacts of patients and worked in containment zones in different parts of the city.