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First case of Indian Army soldier tests positive for coronavirus

INDIA: 18 March 2020, TON: First case of coronavirus in an army soldier tested positive.  

The soldier is currently in isolation.

His father travelled back from Iran was also affected by the coronavirus. As he was on leave. After returning to Ladakh, his father was quarantined at a hospital and tested positive for Coronavirus on March 6. A day later, the soldier was quarantined and tested positive on Monday.

During his quarantine period, the soldier was staying in his native village and helping his family. His sister, wife and two children have been placed in quarantine as well.

India reports third coronavirus death

Another officer has been quarantined at a military institute in Pune with symptoms of the pneumonia-like virus.

As of now, 147 people have tested positive in India.

A 64-year-old man, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was hospitalized in Mumbai, died on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the country to three, officials said.

The patient had a travel history to Dubai. His wife is Coronavirus positive and is stable, according to the ministry.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in India the health ministry announced a temporary travel ban from the EU, UK and Turkey.


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