Mumbai, 18 April 2020 – A total of 21 serving personnel have been tested positive for COVID -19 within naval premises at Mumbai.
This number includes 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai.
Most of these are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on 07 Apr 20. They all reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre. All primary contacts (though asymptomatic) were tested for Covid 19. Entire inliving block was immediately put under quarantine – containment zone and INS Angre too is under lockdown.
All actions as per established COVID-19 protocol are being taken.
There are no cases of infection onboard ships and submarines.
Indian Navy continues to actively support the National effort in the fight against Covid -19.