Pune, May 7: As many as 487 policemen have tested COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra since the national lockdown came into effect, stated Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday. In a series of tweets, he also said that there is a steady rise in the number of calls regarding COVID-19 on the police helpline number 100. The minister added as many as 85,309 calls have been received on the number so far.
The Minister further said that 3,10,694 passes have been issued for essential service providers as well as those caught in emergencies till now. Around 2,24,219 people have been isolated for possible exposure to the contagion while 649 were found to be violating the quarantine. Maha Vikas Aghadi government is running 4,738 relief camps where 4,35,030 migrant labourers have been given refuge with food & necessities, he apprised. (UNI)