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Coronavirus outbreak: About 900 policemen in Maharashtra affected with COVID-19, 207 instances of assault on cops so far

Deshmukh stated that as many as 1,03,345 offenders were registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code since the lockdown was enforced, which has resulted in 19,630 arrests and seizure of 55,784 vehicles.

According to various reports, about 900 personnel of Maharashtra police have been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. The telltale revelation was made by none other than the state’s Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh, who claimed on Monday that 887 police officers have been tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a series of tweets, Home Minister of the state Anil Deshmukh released significant details about the extent of coronavirus outbreak in the state along with the occurrence of widespread infection among the state’s police forces.

Besides, Deshmukh added that there have been 207 instances of assault on policemen which has resulted in the arrest of 747 people.

2,58,792 people in Maharashtra have been quarantined so far and 662 have been found violating the quarantine orders, he tweeted.

Regarding the migrant crisis, Deshmukh stated that as many as 4,050 relief camps have been operationalised where 3,95,588 migrant workers from other states who are stranded in Maharashtra are housed and are being provided with food and other daily necessities.

Deshmukh said that the steady rise in the number of COVID-19 calls on police helpline 100 highlights the grim reality of rising coronavirus caseloads in the state. 88,623 such coronavirus calls have been received to the Maharashtra police till date.

About the offences registered during the lockdown, Deshmukh claimed as many as 1,03,345 offenders were registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code since the lockdown was enforced, which has resulted into 19,630 arrests and seizure of 55,784 vehicles. The state has collected Rs 3,87,50,494 in fines from the offenders.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state by coronavirus

Maharashtra tops the list of worst-afflicted state from the menace of coronavirus. It has reported an upward of 22,000 cases while there are 832 fatalities caused in the state due to COVID-19. The capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai, also the financial hub of the country, has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot with more than 12,000 cases alone reported from the city. Government officials also claim there is evidence to believe that community transmission has started in some parts of Maharashtra. Besides Mumbai, Pune and Thane are other major cities affected by the novel coronavirus.

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