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Rajnath Singh reviews Defence Ministry s action plan to deal with COVID-19

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the Ministry of Defence s action plan to deal with COVID-19 and urged armed forces, Defence Public Sector Undertakings and other organisations to gear up preparedness and provide all required assistance to civilian authorities.Officials briefed the minister on various measures and assistance provided so far. The Indian Air Force has made several sorties and evacuated Indian nationals from affected areas in China, Japan and Iran.Various quarantine facilities of the Armed Forces have so far handled 1,462 evacuees and discharged 389 persons.At present, 1,073 persons are being provided care at the facilities in Manesar, Hindan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Mumbai.A Defence Ministry release said that additional quarantine facilities with a capacity of 950 beds were on standby.The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and


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