CISF jawan infected with coronavirus tests negative in second test

The jawan is suspected to have contracted the disease from a passenger at Mumbai airport

The jawan continues to remain under medical observation and isolation at a Mumbai hospital. Photo: PTI

Three days after a CISF jawan was confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, he has tested negative for COVID-19, according to his latest medical examination.

A senior CISF official said the head-constable rank jawan was posted at the Mumbai international airport. On March 28, he tested positive for the virus and was admitted to a local hospital.

“The jawan has tested negative for coronavirus in his latest medical test. He continues to remain under medical observation and isolation at a Mumbai hospital,” the official said. More tests will be conducted in due course, he said.

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The jawan is suspected to have contracted the disease from a passenger at the airport. The 1.62 lakh-strong Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is the designated national civil aviation security force with 63 airports under its cover at present.

An officer of the Border Security Force (BSF), posted at its academy in Takenpur near Gwalior, is the other COVID-19 positive case among the paramilitary forces. This case was too detected on March 28.

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