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23 Railway Protection Force personnel in NFR test positive for COVID-19

23 Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel from Assam under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NRF) have tested positive for COVID-19 in the second wave till now.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2021 3:33 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: 23 Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel from Assam under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NRF) have tested positive for COVID-19 in the second wave till now.

As per source, in the second wave, a total of 23 personnel have been tested positive while 9 have already recovered.

Further as on May 14, total active cases stands at 14 with zero casualties.

Meanwhile, in the first wave, a total of 180 COVID-19 positive cases were registered while one death was recorded.

On the other hand, the total number of RPF personnel under NF Railway who have tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 300. In the first wave, 252 COVID-19 positive cases were detected, in which 251 people recovered with one death. Further, total Covid-19 positive cases in Railway Protection Force (RPF) in the 2nd wave stands at 48, in which 19 recovered and 29 currently active.

Earlier, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has converted 288 of its passenger coaches into Covid care isolation wards and is also equipping the existing six railway hospitals with oxygen plants, NFR General Manager Anshul Gupta said on May 13.

While addressing the media virtually from NFR headquarters in Maligaon, near Guwahati, Gupta said that the NFR has provided facilities for treatment of Covid positive patients in six of its railway hospitals with a total of 354 beds.

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