At least 20 Navy Sailors in Mumbai test COVID-19 positive

At least 20 Navy personnel at INS Angre have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mumbai on Saturday, according to the officials.

The Indian Navy today confirmed that 21 serving personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 within naval premises at Mumbai. Among these includes 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai.

According to officials, the sailors, who tested COVID-19 positive have been admitted to the naval hospital INHS Asvini in Mumbai and are now in quarantine.

Most of these cases are asymptomatic and have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on April 7, 2020.

The group of Navy personnel who have tested COVID-19 positive reside in the same accommodation block at INS Angre.

All primary contacts have also been tested for Covid-19.

The entire in-living block was immediately put under quarantine – containment zone – and INS Angre too is under lockdown.

Maharashtra is the worst affected state with maximum number of COVID-19 cases – 3323 and 201 deaths.