A soldier posted in Leh, Ladakh has been tested positive of coronavirus, the first case in the Indian Army. The 34-year-old soldier has been placed in isolation.
According to reports, the soldier is from the LadakhScouts, an infantry regiment of the Army known as the "Snow Warriors."
His father had returned from Iran on February 27. Thesoldier was on casual leave and at home when his father arrived. He reportedlyrejoined duty on March 2. However, his father was quarantined from February 29at Ladakh Heart Foundation and reported positive for Covid-19 on March 6. The soldierwas quarantined a day later, and he tested positive on Monday.
Meanwhile, reports say that the soldier had rejoinedhis post, he had been staying at his native village and helping his familyduring the quarantine period.
The soldier's wife, two children, and sister are also quarantined in the hospital.
Another Indian Army officer has been quarantined ata military institute in Pune with symptoms of the virus. The officer has notbeen tested yet.
147 have tested positive for Covid-19 across thecountry so far with three deaths.