First online police training course begins
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The National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has launched the first ever online police training course as part of the government endeavours to stem the spread of coronavirus.
According to a spokesman on Wednesday, Inspector General (IG) Dr Kaleem Imam launched the online classes of the 10 Probation Course for patrolling officers.
“The online course was launched as the training activities at the Police Training College remains suspended due to coronavirus pandemic,” the official said.
Initially, theory classes of all subjects will be conducted and practical work will resume as soon as the situation turns to normalcy, the spokesman said.
Several cops have contracted coronavirus in the country as they serve during the pandemic to enforce lockdown, perform their duties at isolation centres and maintain law and order situation.
In the recent incident, 20 cops were diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Karachi police head office on Wednesday, raising the number of cops infected in the province to nearly 200.
Sources said that a senior police officer among five personnel went into home quarantine after they started showing symptoms of the disease.
Following the 20 policemen tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the office, the authorities directed all the officers to avoid unnecessary visit the police head office. At least five cops have succumbed to the virus in the province.