Two Jawans Posted At DRDO In Odisha’s Balasore Test Corona Positive

Balasore: Two jawans of the military wing of Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE), a unit of DRDO at Chandipur in Odisha‘s Balasore district, have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to sources, they were diagnosed during health check-up at Command Hospital, Kolkata, and later admitted to Barakpore hospital.

Three others who had visited the hospital have been isolated there.

Meanwhile, the PXE has been shut down and the campus, including the office premises, has been sanitised.

Associate Director of PXE, HS Panda informed that the employees have been advised to work from home and stay in isolation.

Another eight jawans of Integrated Test Range (ITR), who had been to the military camp of PXE, have been quarantined and the area declared a containment zone.

Balasore District Health Officer also visited the PXE, Chandipur. Contact tracing is on, the sources added.

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