Hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government levelled up restrictions in the Union Territory with the ban on the entry of foreign tourists, an army jawan serving at Ladakh tested positive on Wednesday. According to Army sources, the 34-year-old jawan was attached to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in Leh and was shifted to the isolation ward for better treatment.
Reportedly, the soldier came in contact with his father who contracted the infection while returning from a pilgrimage in Air India in mid-February. The jawan who returned back to the regiment after a leave from February 25th to March 2nd was quarantined after which his blood samples tested positive.
Followed by which, Indian Army stated that all the soldiers and colleagues of the Ladakh Scouts jawan who came in contact with the infected soldier were sent to quarantine. With this, the total number of infected cases reached to 147 with fresh positive cases reported in Goa and Lucknow.