SHILLONG, July 23 - The Border Security Force (BSF) is working on a war footing to tackle the spread of COVID-19, which has infected over 269 of its personnel, besides claiming the life of a jawan, at its frontier headquarters here.
�We have closed all our offices, except the control rooms, and restricted the movement of our personnel inside the campus,� DIG of BSF�s Meghalaya frontier headquarters UK Nayal told The Assam Tribune.
Personnel considered being in the �high-risk� category and their family members have been quarantined in their respective quarters and necessary information is pasted on the doors to caution others about the status of the family.
Others have been segregated from their friends and families. The campus is being sanitized periodically.
The BSF has its own hospital inside the campus, but it has only 30 beds and not geared up for such an emergency. Therefore, several buildings and barracks at the headquarters have been converted into temporary hospitals. The active COVID-19 personnel are being kept in separate rooms as an extreme precaution.
�In another 10 days� time, we would be able to overcome this infection,� Nayal said.