The Kolkata Police on July 9 has got permission from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to use under galleries of Eden Gardens as a quarantine facility for its police personnel who have been infected by COVID-19.
The decision was taken in an emergency meeting held at the Kolkata Police Headquarters in Lal Bazaar with CAB officials and thereafter a joint inspection was undertaken at the Eden Gardens.
The under galleries namely E, F, G H and J blocks will be used to set up Covid-19 facilities. These areas would be properly segregated as a safety measure.
“It is our duty to help and support the administration in this hour of crisis. The facility will be used by personnel who are Covid-19 warriors,” CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said.
At the same time, the groundsmen and other staff will be shifted to blocks B, C, K and L inside the stadium.
So far 544 Kolkata Police personnel have tested positive for the virus, 411 have recovered and 2 have succumbed.