COVID-19 affected defence forces in limited numbers: Gen Rawat

COVID-19 affected defence forces in limited numbers: Gen Rawat

 

New Delhi, Apr 26: The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the three services in very limited numbers and the discipline and patience of the armed forces’ personnel have helped in preventing its spread there, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday.

“COVID-19 has affected the three services in very limited numbers. In the case of the Navy, there was one person who was affected and we found that he was asymptomatic for a long time and kept associating with other fellow sailors. But the moment it was detected, the Navy has been very quick to react and ensure that the spread does not take place any further,” he told a wire agency in an interview.

General Rawat said because of the quick reaction, Navy was able to control the spread of this menace. “So, I think because of this quick reaction, the Navy was able to contain the spread of this menace. The fact that they have been quick to control the spread, I think the credit does go to the people who took prompt action. I would once again say that this is the discipline and patience which has helped us in preventing the spread of the menace,” he said.