New Delhi:  The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will be sealed as a staff member attached with one of the top officers tested positive for COVID-19. Entry of officials in the headquarters has also been barred from today. Also Read - Irrfan Khan Donated For COVID-19 Patients But Didn't Want Anyone to Know, Late Actor's Friend From Jaipur Reveals All

Notably, cases of coronavirus infection spiked in paramilitary forces CRPF and BSF with the two reporting 136 and 17 cases respectively. Last week, a 55-year-old Sub-Inspector of CRPF had succumbed to the viral infection. Also Read - RTI Plea Filed to Know Amount Spent by Govt on COVID-19, Here's What Centre's Replied



“After a staff of one of the top officers of CRPF tested COVID-19 positive, CRPF Headquarters in Delhi will be sealed for sanitisation till further orders. No one will be allowed to enter the building”, the Central Reserve Police Force said in a statement. Also Read - COVID-19: Why Sunil Chhetri Does Not Prefer Closed-Door Matches

The force has informed the district surveillance officer for “initiating required protocols” as per medical guidelines, for time-bound proper sealing of the building located in the CGO complex on Lodhi Road.



“All procedures will be followed. CRPF Director General A P Maheshwari has issued clear directions that all COVID-19 guidelines have to be followed strictly,” a senior official told news agency PTI.

He added that a contact tracing exercise has begun of all the personnel who came in contact with the staffer at the headquarter building.