SRINAGAR: Almost 555 Border Guards have tested positive for Covid-19 and they all belong to one BSF camp, Jammu newspaper, Daily Excelsior reported. All these cases were detected in five days.
“As many as 251 more BSF jawans today tested positive for Covid-19 in Udhampur district taking the total number of positive soldiers stationed at Jaganoo to 555,” the newspaper reported. “Lt Col Inam Danish Khan, Classified Microbiologist Command Hospital Udhampur told the Excelsior that 251 BSF jawans who tested positive for the virus today also belonged to Maharashtra and Gujarat and had travelled to Udhampur in trains.”
The newspaper quoted Lt Col Khan saying: “Positivity rate of the BSF jawans stood at 43.83 per cent.”
With the recent detections, the total number of BSF personnel infected so far stands at 555. These include a BSF doctor. The newspaper said all the Covid-19 cases have been isolated at their battalion itself.
Jaganoo where the particular BSF battalion is falls in Chenani block in Udhampur, almost 23 km from the district headquarter and 143 km from Jammu. It is on the border of Udhampur with Doda.