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  India   All India  25 Jun 2020  30 Naval personnel at INS Parundu test positive for COVID-19

30 Naval personnel at INS Parundu test positive for COVID-19

PTI
Published : Jun 25, 2020, 3:39 pm IST
Updated : Jun 25, 2020, 3:39 pm IST

Defence sources said 'some' of the sailors, mostly who had arrived here recently on postings, have been affected with the virus

 Over 30 personnel at Naval Air Station 'INS Parundu' test positive for COVID-19. (Photo- Twitter)
  Over 30 personnel at Naval Air Station 'INS Parundu' test positive for COVID-19. (Photo- Twitter)

Ramanathapuram: Over 30 personnel attached to Naval Air Station INS Parundu have tested positive for coronavirus, district officials said on Thursday, but the forward operating base was 'operational', Defence sources in Chennai said.

While the district authorities put the number of infected at 33, Defence sources said 'some' of the sailors, mostly who had arrived here recently on postings, have been affected with the virus.

 

They said that as per standard protocol, such personnel are quarantined and tested for the contagion in which 'some' of them have tested positive.

"INS Parundu is very much operational. Entry of civilian staff working there has been restricted," they added.

District authorities are set to take up disinfection procedures later.

The INS Parundu in Uchipuli is primarily used as a reconnaissance station to monitor the South East Bay of Bengal.

According to the Navy, INS Parundu provides search and rescue coverage and conducts operational sorties over the Palk Bay area on a regular basis.

Coastal/ Area surveillance and real time intelligence gathering are its other operational tasks.

 

Tags: naval air station, ins parundu, coronavirus, chennai, tamil nadu
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Ramanathapuram