20 Indian Navy Personnel in Mumbai Tests Corona Positive on INS Angre
Mumbai : The coronavirus is spreading its legs rapidly in India. Reports of its infection are coming from every region. Fear of its spread has also arisen among Indian Navy personnel. It is being told that corona tests of more than 25 personnel have been done in the Navy and at least 20 Indian Navy personnel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a naval base in Mumbai, said the officials.
20 Navy personnel have tested positive for #COVID19 at a naval base in Mumbai. The first case was reported on April 7 at the INS Angre base there. All other persons who came in contact with these affected personnel have also been tested: Navy officials
— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2020
Several positive cases have been found on INS Angre, Mumbai. After all these naval personnel were found to corona positive, they were admitted to the Naval Hospital INHS Ashwini in Colaba, Mumbai. Naval officials gave this information.
There is a steady increase in the coronavirus infected patients in the country. Health workers treating patients of coronavirus are also vulnerable to coronavirus. At the same time, the officers involved in the Indian Army are also caught with the coronavirus.
This is the first case of COVID-19 infection in the Navy. Those who came in contact with infected personnel will also be investigated. At the same time, there have been eight positive cases in the Indian Army so far. Chief of Army MM Narwane said on Friday, “Only eight people from the entire Indian Army have been found corona positive. Two of the eight are doctors and a nursing assistant. The effect of treatment is visible on four people.
Army personnel who have not come in contact with any COVID-19 positive will be sent back to their unit. He said, ‘Our soldiers who have not come in contact with any infected person will be sent back to the unit. We have already prepared two special trains from Bangalore to Jammu and Bangalore to Guwahati.’
Indian Navy personnel have been infected at such a time when cases are increasing in the US Navy. Indian Naval President Admiral Karambir Singh stressed that it is important to ensure that operational assets such as warships and submarines remain virus-free and the Navy remains ready at all times.
In a 15-minute video message to Navy personnel, the Navy Chief said that they should be prepared for the worse, expecting good conditions. He said, “We need to be prepared for the worst, this is a long battle.” The armed forces have resorted to preventive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus within their ranks.