In a worrying development, at least 49 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who had returned to Odisha from West Bengal after carrying out restoration work post the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan have been tested positive for COVID-19, Hindustan Times.
It should be noted that the 49 jawans who have tested positive were a part of a 173 NDRF team which had gone to West Bengal. All of them belonged to the 3rd Battalion of the NDRF which is stationed in the Mundali area of Cuttack.
On 3 June, one of the jawans who had returned from West Bengal had tested positive for the Coronavirus, following which the swab samples of all the jawans from the 173-member team were collected for testing.
All of those who have tested positive have been quarantined inside the NDRF's campus in Cuttack.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that the test results of 376 personnel of the Odisha Fire Services and 271 personnel of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force who had been sent to West Bengal for restoration work have also been sent for testing.
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