With 11 more police personnel testing coronavirus positive, the total number of such cases in Kanpur has shot up to 24 and led to consternation in the Police Department.
Those who tested positive on Saturday included a Public Relations Officer in the DIG/ SSP office and local intelligence unit personnel in the same office.
The wife of a Constable and a three-year-old daughter of another policeman also tested positive. The girl’s father had tested positive last week.
All the cops who tested positive on Saturday live in the Kanpur Police Lines.
A senior police official said that the PRO in the SSP office had been interacting with media persons, common people and senior officials.
“We have not yet decided on the follow-up action but are consulting health officials,” he said.