More than 80 Islamabad policemen contract coronavirus

ISLAMABAD – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar said on Thursday that 84 policemen of the force had contracted coronovirus, of which 25 have been recovered so far and others are undergoing treatment.

In a statement, he said 43 more police had been tested and all of them were separated. The Islamabad police chief sent flower bouquets and fruits to the police under treatment and prayed for their safety and speedy recovery.

The IGP said that despite all the challenges, the morale of the Islamabad Police was high and special attention was being paid to their health. He said that all the officers and jawans were performing duties as per standard operating procedures (SOPs) and also creating awareness among citizens on how to be safe from COVID-19 virus.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operation) Waqar Uddin Syed said that every soldier of Islamabad Police is performing his duty with commitment despite various obstacles.

DIG (Operations) directed all the Zonal SPs, SDPOs and SHOs to inform their subordinates about the SOPs and assign duties to them. He said that policemen should be informed about adopting precautionary measures while performing duties in sealed areas.

He said implementation should be ensured on all government directions to avoid coronaviruses and people should be made aware of precautionary measures, including social disturbances, advantages of using masks and sanitizers. He also appealed citizens to cooperate with the Islamabad Police in efforts to curb COVID-19.

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