COVID-19: Army doctor found infected in Delhi, colleague symptomatic

Five soldiers have been infected with the deadly virus so far in the country, including this latest case

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Over 500 personnels have been quarantined and 20 are being tested for COVID-19 | PTI File (Representative Image)

An Indian Army doctor has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi and a colleague of his has also showed symptoms. The infected doctor holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, reported Hindustan Times on Tuesday (April 14).

The report said authorities have traced 18 contacts of the doctor in the high-risk category, including his wife, daughter and the symptomatic colleague. It said two others have been identified in the low-risk category as well.

The report said the doctor did not have any direct with patients under treatment, and his contacts are in home quarantine. It said his office block has been sanitised and fumigation is being carried on in other buildings he had visited.

Including this, five soldiers have been infected with the deadly virus so far in the country. The first positive case among the soldiers was found in Leh on March 18, but the 34-year-old from Ladakh Scouts has recovered.

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Last month, a colonel-ranked officer had tested positive for COVID-19 in Kolkata’s Eastern Command hospital and thereafter, a junior commissioned officer was found infected at a unit in Dehradun.

Related news: COVID-19 infiltrates Army, 34-year-old jawan in Leh tests positiven Indian Army doctor has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi and a colleague of his has also showed symptoms. The infected doctor holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, reported Hindustan Times on Tuesday (April 14).

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