Many of them are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who tested positive on April 7
21 Indian Navy personnel have tested positive at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.
"The infected patients include 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai. Many of them are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who tested positive on April 7," the Navy said in a statement on Saturday, reported The Hindu.
INS Angre is the shore-based logistics and administrative support establishment of the Western Naval Command in south Mumbai.
All the sailors reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre and all primary contacts, though asymptomatic, were tested for Covid-19, the Navy stated. Following this, the entire living block was immediately put under quarantine and INS Angre too was under lockdown and all actions as per established Covid-19 protocols were being taken. "There are no cases of infection on board ships and submarines," the Navy added.
So far, among the three services, the Army had reported eight positive cases, of whom two are doctors and one nursing assistant. "Four others are responding well to treatment and we had one case in Ladakh, he is now Coronavirus free and has rejoined duty," Army chief Gen. Manoj Naravane said in Kashmir on Friday.