Vadodara: Head constable tests positive for COVID-19 after nabbing infected theft accused


By: Express News Service | Vadodara |

Published: April 16, 2020 3:04:52 pm





Government has determined to ramp up testing within the state. (File Photo/Representational)
A 35-year-old head constable with the Dabhoi police station in Vadodara district examined positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. He had on Tuesday nabbed a theft accused who had later examined positive for the virus.

According to the police, the 52-year-old accused together with one in every of his confederate had decamped with pan masala price Rs 4,265 from a provision retailer close to a railway crossing at Timbi village in Dabhoi taluka. The incident was reported by the supply retailer proprietor on Monday and the accused have been nabbed by the police on Tuesday.

“As per protocol, we had sent both the accused to the SSG for medical examination before arrest. One of them tested negative while the other tested positive. Immediately after he tested positive, samples of our policemen involved in the operation to nab the accused were also sent for testing. One of our head constables tested positive while four others from the Dabhoi police station were placed under home quarantine,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kalpesh Solanki stated.

“After the 52-year-old man arrested by the police tested positive, we had sent 12 samples for testing of which one has tested positive. We are still tracing the source of infection of the accused,” Uday Tilavat, Chief District Health officer stated. Meanwhile, the whole neighbourhood to which the infected accused belongs, has been put below neighborhood containment which incorporates 150 buildings and 600 folks. Seven localities close by have additionally been declared as buffer zones. As of Thursday afternoon, Vadodara has reported a complete of 132 instances with two instances from Dabhoi taluka to date.

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