New Delhi: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday put out a bulletin to all 94 police stations across the city stating that officers who are aged above 55 years can choose to stay at home instead of reporting for duties amid lockdown to prevent the risk of catching coronavirus. Also Read - Sonu Sood Airlifts 170 Girls Working as Labourers at a Factory in Kerala, Sends Them to Odisha

The decision was taken by Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh after three personnel of the city force, a head constable in the latest, succumbed to the contagious disease. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0 Guideline Likely by Tomorrow, Shutdown to be Extended by 15 More Days; Here's How it May Look Like

At least 55 others have also contracted the deadly infection. Also Read - 'Muslims Have Shown The Way': Uddhav Thackeray After Muslims in Maharashtra Fund 10-Bed ICU Facility With Zakat Money

While a formal order in this regard will be issued later in the day, senior officials have been informed already and have asked those above 55 years to stay at home.

Notably, Maharashtra has been the worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic in India with total cases nearing 9,000-mark, including 369 deaths.