Indian Navy Sets Up COVID-19 Quarantine Facility at Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy has set up a Quarantine Camp at INS Vishwakarma in Eastern Naval Command (ENC) for Indian nationals being evacuated from countries affected by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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

The Quarantine Camp is fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel with all suitable facilities and other arrangements. 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, Govt. of India by a team of naval personnel and medical professionals of ENC”.

According to the MoD, the evacuated persons would be kept under quarantine for a period of fourteen days as a precautionary measure.

“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 MoD statement said.

“Government of India 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 Coronavirus. With the active support of the people of India, we have been able to contain the spread of the virus in our country”, the statement added.



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