A 49-year-old woman inspector, attached to passport wing of the special branch of city police, tested Covid positive on Friday. She is the first officer of city police to be infected by the coronavirus. Earlier, three constables had tested positive.
The officer, hailing from Mumbai, was transferred to the city last year.
It’s learnt the officer, posted at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar international airport, developed symptoms on Wednesday. She reported uneasiness to Dr Sandeep Shinde, chief medical officer of the city police hospital, following which she was sent to VNIT for testing.
Around 14 personnel have been home quarantined after her test result came positive.
DCP special branch Shweta Khedkar said her office has been sanitized and disinfected. “We have sent home all personnel who were in contact with the officer,” she said.
(With inputs from livemint)