The state of health of this 51-year-old non-commissioned officer suddenly worsened on Wednesday, to the point that he did not have time to be hospitalized.
He is the first known victim of the Covid-19 among the police. A gendarme died on Wednesday of the Covid-19 epidemic at his home in the Maisons-Alfort barracks (Val-de-Marne), the national gendarmerie announced on Thursday 26 March.
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This 51-year-old non-commissioned officer of the gendarmerie had been confined for a few days on suspicion of Covid-19. His condition suddenly worsened on Wednesday, to the point that he did not have time to be hospitalized, the same source added.
The director general of the gendarmerie offers his condolences to the family of the non-commissioned officer who died last night, after a worsening of his health, when he was confined for a suspicion of COVID19.
– Spokesperson for the National Gendarmerie (@PorteparoleGN) March 26, 2020
This constable, married and father of three, was not in contact with the public and the circumstances under which he fell ill are not known. The gendarmerie indicated that it would try to identify all the people who had been in contact with this non-commissioned officer in the barracks. The barracks of Maisons-Alfort is one of the most important in Ile-de-France.