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Other police officials surrendered to the deadly novel coronavirus infection in Karachi on Wednesday, bringing the total number of police who surrendered to COVID-19 in Sindh to eight.

Apart from those who have lost their lives due to the virus, around 409 police officers, including five senior officers, throughout the province have been treated in various hospitals and isolation centers or they have observed isolation at home. According to the authorities, the commander of the Rashid Special Security Unit (SSU) died of COVID-19 on Wednesday. He has carried out security duties in the Central District of the city during the confinement to prevent transmission of local viruses.

A senior police officer told The News that so far 409 police officers have so far been infected with a new corona virus, 133 of whom have recovered while eight have lost their lives.

He said five senior officers among the 269 officials remained infected with the virus, adding that Karachi Range police officers were at the top of law enforcement officials who had been victims of COVID-19. He said 260 of the 409 officials included in the Karachi Region, said the Malir District was the most affected. The police officers who had lost their lives included a sub-inspector who was deployed at the Ehsaas Emergency Cash collection center in the city of Razzaqabad, where he dealt with hundreds of people lining up to receive Rs 12,000 under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aid package.

While on duty, the official contracted the deadly corona virus. He was transferred to the hospital after the test results were positive. Reports from the facility show that his condition worsened before he died.

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