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Soldiers in contact with COVID-19 positive Ladakh jawan quarantined

Soldiers in contact with COVID-19 positive Ladakh jawan quarantined

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2020 6:17 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Indian Army has placed its soldiers, who came in contact with a 34-year-old trooper from Leh infected with coronavirus, in quarantine and under observation, defence sources said on Wednesday. The infected soldier from Ladakh Scouts Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Army known as the ‘Snow Warriors’, was found positive for COVID-19 and thereafter placed in an isolation ward at a hospital in Ladakh. Now, the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in Leh has been vacated and is being fully quarantined. It is a first positive case of coronavirus in the Indian Army. The soldier is currently admitted in the S.N.M. hospital in Ladakh. It was found that the soldier’s father had a travel history to Iran. (IANS)

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