The quarantine camp can accommodate nearly 200 personnel who will be closely monitored to ensure social distancing
The 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. The step is an effort to augment nation’s fight against the spread of CoViD-19.
The quarantine camp can accommodate nearly 200 personnel with all suitable facilities and other arrangements, a statement from the Ministry of Defence read.
As a precautionary measure, the evacuated persons would be kept under quarantine for a period of fourteen days. ENC is 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 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 and family welfare by a team of naval personnel and medical professionals of ENC.
The statement added that the Indian 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.”