The first Indian Army jawan in Ladakh has been tested positive for Covid-19. For now, the jawan is being given treatment while his family, including his sister and wife, have been put in quarantine in Ladakh.
Jawan from Ladakh
According to the report, the father of 34-year-old jawan had traveled to Iran for the pilgrimage. He returned to India on February 27.
It is said that his father was quarantined from February 29 at Ladakh Heart Foundation and was reported positive for coronavirus on March 6. Thereafter, he was isolated at the local SNM hospital.
Sources said that even though the soldier had returned to serve the army from his leave but was helping his family during the quarantine period and was staying at his Chuchot village for some time as well.
Now, the jawan who came in contact with the virus is being given treatment while his family, including his sister and wife, have been put in quarantine in Ladakh.
Army suspends training
According to a report published by India Tv News, to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Army has suspended all training courses for its personnel which was scheduled to begin from March 23 onwards, officials said on Tuesday.
The Army has also canceled non-essential training, conferences, and movement of personnel, they said. Courses that are in progress will continue with necessary precautions, they added.
In the meantime, an Army officer and one woman have also been put under self-quarantine at a military institute in Pune after certain signs of coronavirus were observed, Army sources said.
“An Army officer and one woman have been put under self-quarantine at a military institute in Pune after certain symptoms were observed. If required, their tests for COVID-19 would be conducted,” the sources said.