Ground Report | Srinagar
A soldier along with his wife and child have been tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, taking total number of patients infected with virus to eight.
MS Sonam Norboo Memorial (SNM) Hospital, Dr Tsering Samphel confirmed that soldier along with his wife and child have also tested positive. The family hails from Chuchot village in Leh district of Ladakh. The soldier’s father, who has also tested positive, is under going treatment at a Ladakh hospital. “His father was quarantined from February 29 at the Ladakh Heart Foundation and reported positive for COVID-19 on March 6 and was isolated at the local SNM Hospital,” said Army sources.
Explaining how the soldier was infected, sources said he was on casual leave from February 25 to March 1 and rejoined on March 2. Even though the soldier had rejoined from his leave but was helping his family during the quarantine period and was staying at his Chuchot village for some time as well.
After his father tested positive, the soldier was also quarantined on March 7 and detected to be positive on March 16 and was isolated at the S.N.M. Hospital.