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Three deaths in 4 days, Mumbai Police sends cops above 55 yrs on leave

The move comes after COVID-19 claimed the lives of three Mumbai Police personnel in the last three days

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At least 107 police personnel, including 20 officers, have tested positive for coronavirus across Maharashtra.

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Mumbai Police personnel older than 55 and suffering from poor health have been sent on leave after a head constable died of the coronavirus on Monday--the third of the force to succumb to the disease in four days.

"During analysis, it came to light that the three deceased and the other police personnel currently undergoing treatment for coronavirus disease were above the age of 50," a senior Mumbai Police official told PTI on Tuesday.

"In view of this, we have decided to protect our policemen and officers - who are above 55 years of age and having some pre-existing ailment

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First Published: Apr 28 2020 | 2:22 PM IST

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