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 - 11 COVID Patients Die Due To Oxygen Shortage at Ruia Hospital in Tirupatis; CM Orders Probe

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 - What is Ivermectin, the FDA-Approved Drug That Goa Recommended to All Above 18?

At least 55 others have also contracted the deadly infection. Also Read - UEFA in Talks With British Government to Move Champions League Final Between Manchester City And Chelsea at Wembley

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.