No Coronavirus infected person at Military Institute of Technology, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

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Pune, March 18, 2020: The defence authorities have clarified that there is nobody affected by deadly Coronavirus at the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) and Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), both located on same campus in Girinagar near Khadakwasla.

“Information in social media about a member of MILIT/DIAT campus having been affected by Corona virus is false and hearsay. No symptoms associated with Corona virus have been detected in any personnel of MILIT/DIAT. All necessary arrangements are in place to regulate screening of individuals reporting with cough, cold & fever in conjunction with medical authority”, stated a press release from Ministry of Defence.

Meanwhile, in the backdrop of Coronavirus outbreak, Pune based National Defence Academy (NDA) is taking several steps to prevent spread of Coronavirus.

All cadets and personnel in National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, are briefed, sensitized about the causes and symptoms of NCOV-19 by Commanding Officer of Military Hospital. They are also advised to ensure personal hygiene at individual level.

All large public gatherings, celebrations, mass activities, visit to crowded places, guest lectures, movies have been suspended till further orders. All educational tours and outdoor hikes have been cancelled.

The cadets are being closely monitored on for any symptoms of COVID-19 by their Divisional Officers, seniors, and civilian instructors.

Cadets have been refrained to visit crowded places. All non-essential mass gatherings have been suspended. All educational hikes, outdoor activities outside NDA have been stopped till further orders. The visitors are also not permitted (be it parents or general populace).

Any person having symptoms of flu, cough, cold is advised to report immediately and are to be screened and treated separately. In case of doubt they will be shifted to AFMS hospital. Measures are being taken to scan/ check outsiders visiting NDA for work/sundry purposes, NDA officials said.