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Indian Army reports its first case of Coronavirus as soldier in Leh tests positive


Gursshheen Gahllen | Mar 18, 2020 17:46

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The Indian Army has reported its first case of Coronavirus as a 34-year-old soldier serving in Leh at Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre tested positive. The centre has been placed under lockdown.

As per the Indian Army, the soldier is a resident of Chuchot village in Leh. On March 6, following a pilgrimage from Iran on February 27, the soldier’s father tested positive for coronavirus and was then isolated at Sonam Nurboo Memorial (SNM) hospital in Leh.

The man was later quarantined at Ladakh Heart Foundation two days later. While the soldier rejoined his work place after a leave, he was staying at Chuchot village and was helping his family during during the quarantine period.

On March 7, the soldier was also quarantined and he tested positive for the virus on March 16. He was isolated at SNM hospital. His family involving his wife, two kids and sister, have also been quarantined at the SNM Heart Foundation.