The newly constructed police colony on the Delhi Cantonment is basically vacant, the households are but to maneuver in. However 350 police personnel, from the rank of a constable to the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), are already right here. Housed in several quarters, they aren’t allowed bodily contact with the skin world. Their physique temperature is measured day by day, and they’re checked for different signs of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) as effectively. Primarily, they’re in quarantine.
The officers are a part of the guard of honour that shall be inspected by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Purple Fort on August 15, the Independence Day, at a ceremony that shall be attended by different dignitaries as effectively.
“We’re adopting this for the security of each person who day. We’re taking all the required precautions. It has been greater than eight days in quarantine. Contained in the complicated, our officers are following all the required social distancing norms. Nobody has proven any signs,” a senior police officer, who didn’t want to be named, stated.
Particular Commissioner of Police Robin Hibu, who’s overseeing the preparations, confirmed that the officers are in quarantine however didn’t want to share extra particulars citing safety causes.
Contemplating the high-profile nature of the occasion, the police institution is leaving nothing to probability.
“The 350 embrace all those that are linked to the ceremony for the guard of honour. We now have a again up for each individual. For instance, we’d like solely two parade commanders of the rank of DCP however 4 such officers are in quarantine. We don’t need to take possibilities and are even preserving the reserve officers in quarantine. If any person falls unwell (even resulting from a non-Covid problem), we need to make sure that even the reserve ones do not need any signs,” a senior police officer, who didn’t want to be named, stated.
Dr Amit Tyagi, chief medical officer of the town police’s Police Coaching Faculty (PTC), stated this was a crucial step.
“Police personnel come from totally different locations. Some even stay outdoors the state and journey to work day by day utilizing public transport. Some stay in barracks on the police stations. One might catch the an infection wherever. Getting them in an remoted protected place is one of the best for all these current that day,” he stated.
One of many quarantined officers, who didn’t want to be recognized, stated the expertise of the previous eight days reminded him of his life as a trainee police officer. “We’re again to hostel life as bachelors and it’s enjoyable. This reminds us of our coaching days. We even have Zumba courses on the quarantine centre.”
The quarantine interval will, naturally, finish on August 15.