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Army places rejoining soldiers in green, red, yellow categories

Army places rejoining soldiers in green, red, yellow categories

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 April 2020 5:00 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Army has put in stringent measures for personnel rejoining the force from leave, temporary duty or courses on Monday. The force also has classified all personnel into three categories — green, yellow and red, source said.

The personnel who have completed 14-day quarantine period come under green category, those who need to undergo the quarantine period come under yellow category and those who are symptomatic and require isolation and further treatment in COVID hospitals are put under Red category.

For personnel reporting back from leave, temporary duty or courses, they will be classified as yellow and will undergo 14-day quarantine period at the reporting station and unit.

These personnel will subsequently be moved from reporting station to duty station, unit in Army vehicles or Special Trains. “In case personnel do not move under supervision of military authorities, they will be considered Yellow and undergo the 14-day quarantine again,” said a Ministry of Defence official.

The force has planned broad modalities and guidelines for rejoining in a phased manner considering the numbers of individuals rejoining from leave, temporary duty or courses and the requirement for smooth reporting, quarantine and onward dispersal to units.

“Personal will rejoin only on receipt of specific instructions from units, formations, establishment that has granted leave or temporary duty,” the Indian Army has stressed.

The force also stated that any individual whose leave station is within 500 kms of unit or duty station is allowed to directly report to unit using private transport only and individual who do not fall within the 500 kms criteria will report to nearest unit or station headquarter in private vehicle only. (IANS)

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