21 Indian Navy personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai

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PM Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Naval Dockyard Mumbai - File Photo

More than 20 sailors of the Indian Navy were tested positive for coronavirus at INS Angre in Mumbai, according to the Indian Navy.

In a statement issued here today, the authorities revealed that the men are belonging to a shore-based logistics and admin support establishment under Western Naval command. All the infected personnel were admitted to naval hospital INHS Asvini in Mumbai’s Colaba.

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“All primary contacts (though asymptomatic) were tested for COVID-19. The entire in-living block was immediately put under quarantine, containment zone & INS Angre under lockdown. Action being taken as per established protocol. No cases of infection onboard ships & submarines have been reported,” the Indian Navy said.