Thiruvananthapuram: A junior Sub Inspector at Poonthura police station here tested positive for COVID-19. The health department collected the sample of over 40 police officials including the SI on July 4. The test results issued on Friday confirmed that the SI is COVID-19 positive.
Following this, he was immediately shifted to the hospital. But it is learned that the SI was on duty for the last 6 days after the collection of his sample.
All the police officials who have undergone the test are still continuing in duty. As the Junior SI tested positive, the station SI directed all police officials who came into contact with him to observe home quarantine.At present, 50 people are listed in the close contact of the SI. Among them, 10 police officials were advised to go on quarantine.