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Three trainee soldier craftsmen test positive for coronavirus in Vadodara

This is the first instance in Gujarat wherein members of armed forces have been infected with coronavirus, which has claimed over 100 lives in the state so far.

Published: 24th April 2020 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2020 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker wearing a protective suit waits for samples from people for COVID -19 tests at a centre in New Delhi Thursday April 23 2020. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Three soldier craftsmen undergoing training at the Military Station in Vadodara have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday.

This is the first instance in Gujarat wherein members of armed forces have been infected with coronavirus, which has claimed over 100 lives in the state so far.

These trainee soldiers were admitted to government-run SSG Hospital in Vadodara, over 100km from here, on April 22 after their medical reports came positive for COVID-19, said a statement issued by defence PRO for Gujarat, Puneet Chadha.

"Three soldier craftsmen undergoing training at the Military Station in Baroda (Vadodara) tested COVID-19 positive on April 22."

"All protocols were followed and necessary actions taken by the Army authorities. All three jawans have been admitted to SSG Hospital," the statement said.

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