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No Covid-19 test during quarantine for asymptomatic armed forces personnel

The revised protocol also recommended avoiding short duration duties of up to seven days unless deemed crucial for the interest of the services

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Indian armed forces personnel, who need to be quarantined after coming back from leave or temporary posting, will not be required to undergo Covid-19 testing before, during and after the quarantine period unless symptomatic, according to a revised protocol.

The revised protocol, issued by the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), aims to contain the spread of coronavirus in the armed forces.

"As per the revised policy, Indian Army personnel will undergo 14 days of quarantine on returning from leave or reporting on temporary duty/permanent posting. They will not be tested before, during or after quarantine unless symptomatic," Army

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 6:30 PM IST

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