26 sailors on shore-facility INS Angre test positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai

They are currently being treated at the Indian Navy’s hospital

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Twenty six serving personnel from the Indian Navy, sailors of INS Angre, a shore-facility, were tested to be Covid-19 positive in Mumbai on Saturday, reported The Indian Express.

Navy sources told, “A total of 21 serving personnel have been tested positive for COVID -19 within naval premises at Mumbai.”

The source added, “Most of these are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on 07 Apr 20. They all reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre.”

The naval base has been put under lockdown and the entire in-living block has been quarantined. No cases of infection onboard ships and submarines have been found.

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on April 9, “Operational readiness must remain an important priority. We should hope for the best and plan for the worst. We need to be ready for the worst-case scenario. It is going to be a long battle.”

 The press release confirming the news may be read below.



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