Good News: 1233 Mumbai Policemen have recovered from COVID-19
Maharashtra Home Minitser Anil Deshmukh shared the data saying, "I am proud of the Mumbai Police who risk their lives to perform their duties diligently."
Mumbai, which is struggling to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, had a moment of relief on Saturday. In the past couple of months hundreds of Mumbai Police personnel – working as frontline corona warriors – have tested positive. On June 13, the Maharashtra Home Minister shared the data of recovery of many of these policemen.
Anil Deshmukh, the Maharashtra Home Minister, said that a total of 1233 personnel of Mumbai Police have recovered from COVID-19 and 334 of them have even resumed work. He further added that he was proud of police personnel who risked their lives to perform their duties.
"A total of 1233 policemen from the Mumbai Police Force have successfully defeated Covid-19,” Deshmukh tweeted. “334 of them have returned to duty. Congratulations to these corona warriors. I am proud of the Mumbai Police who risk their lives to perform their duties diligently."
It is important to note that hundreds of Maharashtra police personnel have died while serving during the global pandemic. According to news agency PTI, as of June 1st, 235 policemen have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Of these 21 were from Mumbai.
A total of 197 police officials and 1211 staffers have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the state, as per the state government.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to top the list of the worst COVID-hit states in India. Maharashtra alone has recorded 1, 01,141 COVID cases and 3717 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry data.