Mumbai, April 18 (India Today): A total of 21 serving personnel of the Indian Navy have tested positive for Covid-19 within the naval establishment in Mumbai. Among these are 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore-based establishment.
The number of infected Navy personnel could go up as many test results are awaited.
Most of the cases are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on April 7.
The Navy personnel who have tested positive reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre. All of their primary contacts have been tested for Covid-19.
The entire in-living block was immediately put under quarantine – containment zone and INS Angre too is under lockdown. The Indian Navy has said all actions are as per established Covid-19 protocol.
There are no cases of infection onboard ships and submarines.
INS Angre or Naval Barracks as it’s called, is the shore-based logistics and administrative support establishment of the Western Naval Command.