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Indo-Tibetan Border Police Hands Over 2,000 Personal Protection Kits, Masks To Central Industrial Security Force’s Delhi Metro Unit

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has set up a special facility at one of its camps in Sonipat, Haryana district to prepare fabricated personal protective equipment and masks for the use of its troops and for other organisations battling the COVID-19 pandemic on ground

Indo-Tibetan Border Police Hands Over 2,000 Personal Protection Kits, Masks To Central Industrial Security Force’s Delhi Metro Unit
Highlights
  • ITBP has given 1,000 PPEs, 1,000 triple layer masks to CISF Delhi metro
  • These PPE kits and masks will be used by personnel who check passengers
  • About 12,000 women and men personnel of the CISF guard the Delhi Metro

New Delhi: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Wednesday handed over 2,000 personal protective equipment kits and masks to the Delhi Metro unit of the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) for protection against COVID-19, officials said. The ITBP has set up a special facility at its camp at Saboli in Haryana’s Sonipat district to prepare fabricated personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks for the use of its troops and for other organisations battling the pandemic on the ground. These protection gears are meant for frontline workers of police, paramilitary forces and healthcare workers and not for doctors who treat the COVID-19 affected patients. An ITBP spokesperson said,

Over 1,000 PPEs and an equal amount of triple-layer face masks were handed over to the CISF metro rail unit today. The PPEs and masks will enable the CISF to be prepared as and when they are deployed for Delhi Metro protection duties.

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The ITBP, with about 90,000 personnel in its ranks, is primarily tasked to guard the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. The Delhi Metro unit of the CISF is the largest deployment of the paramilitary in a single establishment across the country. About 12,000 women and men personnel of the CISF guard the Delhi Metro that has over 160 operational stations across the national capital region comprising Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

These PPE kits and masks will be used by personnel who frisk metro passengers and their baggage while some others deployed at vantage security positions in the station area with arms will also be donning them, a senior official said.

The metro services have been suspended since the nationwide lockdown was imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus. The CISF is also preparing a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) that will be deployed once the Delhi Metro decides to restart operations post the end of the lockdown, which began on March 25.

The force is mulling to deploy temperature scanners, usage of ‘Aarogya Setu’ app (application) and contactless frisking in select cases while allowing passengers to travel in the rapid rail network. The about 1.62 lakh personnel string force is the national civil aviation security force guarding 63 airports and protecting other vital infrastructure in the nuclear and aerospace domain.

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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