Coronavirus: Around 20 Indian Navy personnel tests positive for Covid-19
Mumbai : Around 20 Indian Navy personnel have been tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, ringing alarm bells for the military.
The infected Navy personnel have been admitted to the naval hospital INHS Asvini in Mumbai’s Colaba.
While this is the first time coronavirus cases have been registered in Indian Navy, the Army has a total of 8 cases.
"We have only eight positive cases in the entire Indian Army. Of the eight, two are doctors and one nursing assistant. Four are responding well to the treatment," Army Chief General M.M Naravane said on Friday.
The Army personnel who have not come in contact with any Covid-19 positive person are being moved back to units.
"Our personnel who have not come in contact with any infected person are being moved back to units. We have already catered for two special trains -- from Bengaluru to Jammu and the other from Bengaluru to Guwahati,” he added.
In a video message, the Indian Navy chief told his men that while they should hope for the best, they must prepare for the worst.
“We need to be ready for the worst-case scenario and to my mind, it will be a long battle,” the navy chief had said.