Mumbai: 77 police personnel found positive for COVID-19 and two others have died in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 1,030 and death toll to 59 in the force: Maharashtra Police.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced on Saturday that bravery awards will be given to policemen working in the frontline of the battle against Covid-19, during a visit to Solapur district.
The minister was reviewing the law and order situation in the district in view of the Ashadhi Ekadashi celebrations next week.
"The Maharashtra Police have done a good job working in the frontline. They will be given bravery awards for their work," Deshmukh, who was accompanied by state health minister Rajesh Tope, said.