122 CRPF Men From Delhi Based 31st Battalion Test Positive For COVID-19; Over 100 Results Pending

122 CRPF Men From  Delhi Based 31st Battalion Test Positive For COVID-19; Over 100 Results PendingCRPF (Representative Image) (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

In a serious development, the number of COVID-19 positive personnel in New Delhi based 31st battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has surged to a whopping figure of 122, reports Economic Times.

The said battalion of the CRPF is based in New Delhi's Mayur Vihar-III region which was completely sealed a few days back after a big number of confirmed cases had begun to build up here. It should also be noted that test results of more than 100 personnel of the said battalion are still awaited. Also, most of the already confirmed cases have been identified to be asymptomatic.

The personnel of the battalion have been admitted in an isolation facility of the Delhi government at Mandoli area. The battalion comprises of over 1,000 troopers.

Officials are said to have indicated that the primary source of COVID-19 outbreak in the battalion could be a nursing assistant constable from the National Capital Region (NCR) who had joined the battalion after finishing his leave period at his home. It could also be possible that some other asymptomatic personnel from the battalion are the primary source.