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After PSI tests positive, authorities in Jammu seal two police stations, DGP’s tests return negative

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Jammu: The coronavirus continues to spread fear in Jammu division with authorities sealing two police stations and a private nursing home as a “precautionary measure” to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

A Probationary Sub Inspector (PSI) posted in Arnia police station of RS Pura of Jammu tested positive for COVID-19 after which the police station was sealed and entire staff has been quarantined.

“The PSI was relieved two days ago for further joining in SKPA Udhampur to join the remaining part of training but before moving to police academy, he was tested for a fatal virus and his reports came as positive,” said an official not wihing to be named.

The police have dedicated a police post located nearby police station for entertaining all kinds of complaints from the area of jurisdiction of Arnia police station while the original police station has been sealed and closed for all kinds of public movement.

Another police station at Janipur, Jammu was also sealed on Sunday afternoon after an official posted there was tested positive for the deadly virus, officials said.

Meanwhile, a private nursing institute located in Talab Tillo area of Jammu has been sealed by authorities after a pregnant woman who was admitted there for treatment was tested positive.

The sample of Director General of Police Dilbag Singh’s for COVID-19 has returned negative. The swab sample of the top police officer of Jammu and Kashmir was taken along with a number of police officers after an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in Police Headquarters was reported COVID-19 positive.

Meanwhile, officials said that the ADGP also tested negative while as results of some other senior officers are still awaited.

The swabs sample of several officers and officials including IGPs, DIGs, and SSPs, is being collected today, the sources added.

(With inputs from agencies)


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