Police HQ closed for 2 days; officers above 50 not to be part of field duty, says DGP
Thiruvananthapuram: The DGP has directed that police officers aged above 50 years should not be assigned COVID duty. Even if they are below 50 years, officers suffering from any diseases should not be appointed for field duty, the DGP said in a circular. This has come when police officers are facing crisis during the COVID resistance activities.
The circular also directs that the officers aged above 50 years should not do COVID field duty, law and order maintenance or vehicle checking. It should be ensured that those below 50 years should not have critical diseases if they are appointed for the duty, the DGP pointed out.
The police officers should strictly follow the guidelines of the health department during the duty hours and also when they are in houses. Their family members also should follow the safety guidelines.
A total of 88 police officers were affected with COVID-19 in the state so far and most of them are in Thiruvananthapuram. The DGP issued the circular in this context and ordered to implement the directions strictly.
Meanwhile, the police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram was closed for two days as part of cleaning and sanitization. The headquarters will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. The action was taken as two more police officers were confirmed with COVID-19 in the headquarters.