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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.
File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

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.
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Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

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. 
Shoppers wear masks at Delhi' Khan Market amidst coronavirus outbreak | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Defence ministry grants emergency financial powers to Army commanders to fight Covid-19

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.
COVID-19 screening at the India-Pakistan border in Attari, Punjab (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Armed forces identify six more hospitals for Covid-19 tests in India, initiate four studies

The armed forces have been directed to augment medical resources for civil health set-ups too.
Indian nationals evacuated from Iran undergo a disinfectant process before being quarantined in Indian Army Wellness Facility Centre at Jaisalmer Military Station

Army starts Covid-19 testing in its hospitals, issues fresh guidelines to fight pandemic

The IAF, meanwhile, has designated Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, to conduct Covid-19 testing.
A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

3 US Navy sailors test positive for Covid-19 aboard aircraft carrier with crew of 5,000  

The 3 sailors have been airlifted from USS Theodore Roosevelt, and those who came in contact with them have been quarantined. 
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No dip in candidates who want to join armed forces but here’s why fewer made it since 2017

While number of applicants for defence-qualifying exams have remained nearly constant, there is a decline in the number of academically sound candidates.
Government hospital officials wear masks as precautionary

DRDO starts detection tests for COVID-19, producing hand sanitisers in small quantities

The Madhya Pradesh government will be using the DRDE lab in Gwalior to test suspect coronavirus cases.
An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

This is how the Indian military is trying to prevent COVID-19 from entering its bases

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.

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Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.


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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.