New Delhi: A part of the Army’s headquarters was sealed on Friday after a soldier posted there tested positive for coronavirus. Also Read - 'Just a Protocol,' Says Indian Army as China Claims its Troops Patrolling on Chinese Side of LAC
In addition to this, a suspected case, too, was found at the Army headquarters. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire at LoC in Nowshera Sector, Indian Army Retaliates
In a statement, the Army said, “A part of a floor of the Army headquarters building, Sena Bhawan, closed for fumigation and sanitisation after one suspect and one confirmed case of COVID-19 detected there.” Also Read - Indian Army Asks Officers to Rejoin Work, Classifies Them Under Red, Yellow, Green Categories
Notably, earlier this month, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in the national capital was sanitised and disinfected after 24 people, including serving and retired armed forces personnel, tested COVID-19 positive there.
The Army reported its first positive coronavirus case in March, when a jawan from Ladakh tested positive. He, however, rejoined the force after recovering from the virus.
Earlier this week, Air India headquarters-Airlines House-was sealed and closed for sanitisation for two days after an employee there tested positive for coronavirus.
Today’s development, notably, also comes on a day it came to light that a Supreme Court judge and his family have gone in self-quarantine after their cook turned out positive for COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi recorded its highest-single day spike of 472, which took its overall COVID-19 count to 8,470, including 115 casualties.
It has the third-highest COVID-19 count after Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu respectively.