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Do not deploy cops aged above 55 for Covid-19 duty: K’taka DGP


Team Udayavani, Apr 29, 2020, 5:23 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Karnataka police department has decided not to deploy its personnel aged above 55 as frontliners in Covid-19 related duty.

The order issued by Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood is seen as a precautionary measure as the elderly are more susceptible to the risk of infection.

Apart from this the order also states that any police personnel suffering from diabetes, hypertension, asthma, kidney, liver related problems and cardiovascular disease must also be kept away from coronavirus duty.

The policemen can be deployed for station duty, read the order.

Ensuring safety of the police personnel is of utmost priority said Sood while directing senior police officials to follow the order strictly.

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