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COVID-19: Soldier, his wife, child test postive in Leh


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.

He was on leave from Feb 25 to March 1. During his leave period the soldier was staying with his family and helping out as his father, who returned from a pilgrimage in Iran, had been quarantined since February 29.

The father reported positive for Covid-19 on March 6 and he was isolated at Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital, Leh.

The soldier was also quarantined on March 7 and detected to be positive on March 16. He has been isolated.