Kokata. 13 May 2020. “An ASI of CISF deputed in GRSE and having history of diabetes & hypertension tested positive for Covid 19 and passed away on 11 May 2020. The Shipyard stands in solidarity at this hour with the bereaved family. All CISF personnel who reside within the barrack accommodation of GRSE Main Unit have been placed under quarantine and their samples have been immediately sent for testing. Personnel found Covid positive have already been shifted for treatment at State Medical Facilities designated for treatment of Covid 19, as per extant norms. The State Administration has been highly supportive in providing prompt hospitalization facility to these Paramilitary personnel and also in sanitising their barracks. GRSE has been under   lockdown since 23 Mar 20 in full compliance with Govt. of India & State Govt. directives. No production activity is happening since then at the Shipyard. Only emergency services including security, safety, medical, water, electricity etc. are being  kept operational in order to protect the vital assets of the Shipyard. All actions as per established practises and protocols is being undertaken by the Shipyard to tide over this pandemic & crisis at this hour.”