The Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad is the official training institute for all the officers belonging to the coveted Indian Police Service.
The academy had enforced stringent laws for protection, sanitisation and a strict lockdown in light of the Coronavirus as the 377 acre campus is home to thousands of people – including families of the officers and faculty.
The 2nd batch of the trainees, who were out for District Practical Training in their respective states/cadres returned to the campus a day ago upon completion of the training. They had been exposed to rigorous field-duty due to the virus and were naturally at a higher risk of contamination. Unfortunately, their return to the academy was not avoidable as they would be passing out from here later this year. The trainees had been quarantined since their arrival but one of them reported a fever among other symptoms.
As it turned out, two IPS trainees and one employee tested positive for COVID-19 as of today. The two were among the 131 IPS probationers of 71 Regular Recruits (RR) 2018 batch.
The Academy is following all the protocols to ensure the safety and care of the diagnosed as well as the other residents.