Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said that 487 policemen have foundCOVID-19 positive within the state ever since the across the nation lockdown started. The lockdown was imposed on March 24 and has been expanded till May 17 to contain the spread of coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Deshmukh said, “487 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 since the lockdown.”

In a series of tweets, he moreover said that there’s a steady rise within the number of calls with respect to COVID-19 on the police helpline number 100. The minister included as numerous as 85,309 calls have been received so far. The NCP leader moreover said that 3,10,694 passes have been issued for essential service providers and those caught in crises till presently. He included that 2,24,219 individuals have been isolated within the state for conceivable presentation to the coronavirus and 649 were found to be violating the quarantine.

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The minister added that as numerous as 96,231 offenses have been enlisted under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code since the lockdown was forced, driving to 18,858 arrests and seizure of 53,330 vehicles. Deshmukh added, “Cumulatively Rs 3,56,81,994 have been collected in fines from offenders. There’ve been 189 instances of assaults on policemen.”

Credits: PTI