26 Naval Personnel Contract COVID-19!

A total of 26 serving personnel have been tested positive for COVID -19 within a Naval establishment in Mumbai. This number includes 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai.


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26 Naval Personnel Contract COVID-19!

A total of 26 serving personnel have been tested positive for COVID -19 within a Naval establishment in Mumbai. This number includes 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai. Most of these are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on 7 April 2020.

They all reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre. All primary contacts (though asymptomatic) were tested for Covid-19. Entire in living block was immediately put under quarantine - containment zone and INS Angre too is under lockdown.

All actions as per established COVID-19 protocol are being taken. There are no cases of infection on board ships and submarines."Indian Navy continues to actively support the National effort in the fight against Covid -19," said an Indian Navy Spokesperson.


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