Coronavirus: Eastern Naval Command sets up quarantine facility at Visakhapatnam

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 18th of March 2020 10:27 PM

Visakhapatnam: In an effort to augment Nation’s fight against the spread of CoViD-19, Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command (ENC) has set up a Quarantine Camp at INS Vishwakarma for Indian nationals being evacuated from CoViD 19 affected countries.  

As a precautionary measure, the evacuated persons are to be kept under quarantine for a period of fourteen days, Visakhapatnam-based ENC HQ spokesperson Capt CG Raju said.

ENC is proactively coordinating with the Health Officials from State and District Administration to ensure adequate preventive care is provided to all evacuated personnel and to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Quarantine Camp is fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel with all suitable facilities and other arrangements, he added.

The evacuated personnel in the camp will be closely monitored to ensure Social Distancing and under medical supervision in accordance with the protocols laid down by the Department of Health & Family Welfare by a team of naval personnel and medical professionals of ENC.    
“The government is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID 19 – the Corona Virus. With the active support of the people of India, we have been able to contain the spread of the Virus in our country, the spokesperson added.

The deadly Coronavirus has infected more than 2,00,000 people and killed more than 8000 across the world.

Of these, China has over 80,800 positive cases while Italy's tally stands over 27, 900.

Total cases in India have risen to 151, as per the Union health ministry.