"At this time, we are battling against two menaces -- Naxals and coronavirus," the senior official said.
At least 80,000 security personnel, including different wings of the state police and paramilitary forces, are deployed in Bastar division, comprising Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur, and Sukma districts.
There are around 135 camps of security forces in the region, spread around 40,000 sq km, for counter-insurgency operations.
Apart from maintaining personal hygiene, personnel reporting on duty after leave will be quarantined before resuming duties and those experiencing symptoms of coronavirus
will be isolated, he said.
Police and district administration officials have been visiting camps and sensitising personnel about steps they need to take to reduce the risk of infection, he said. Masks, sanitisers and hand washes were provided in all camps, he added.
Several districts of Bastar division share borders with neighbouring states, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra, where a large number of people from the region migrate for work.
Meanwhile, according to health officials, there has been an unprecedented movement of labourers returning to their villages from neighbouring states following the lockdown, triggering the chances of community transmission.
"Taking note of the situation, we are coordinating with the police and civil authorities of neighbouring states and trying to curb inter-state movement as far as possible," the IG said.
Makeshift camps have been set up on the inter-state borders to keep those returning from the neighbouring states in quarantine before they proceed to their homes.
Villagers in Bastar were following the lockdown
norms and all local markets, except for shops selling essential items, have been shut, he said.
Last month, a CRPF jawan, posted in Sukma district, was screened for possible exposure to coronavirus, but later tested negative for the infection. Of the nine COVID-19 cases reported in the state so far, four patients were discharged following recovery.