Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.
The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.
The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians.
Powers have been given to Army commanders, area commanders, sub-area commanders to spend on work related to setting up of quarantine facilities & other services.
The armed forces have been directed to augment medical resources for civil health set-ups too.
The IAF, meanwhile, has designated Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, to conduct Covid-19 testing.
The 3 sailors have been airlifted from USS Theodore Roosevelt, and those who came in contact with them have been quarantined.
While number of applicants for defence-qualifying exams have remained nearly constant, there is a decline in the number of academically sound candidates.
The Madhya Pradesh government will be using the DRDE lab in Gwalior to test suspect coronavirus cases.
The Army, Navy and Air Force are putting in place separate measures after the Indian military’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Leh.