By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
At least 30 Naval personnel, who had contacts with two Covid-19 positive sailors who participated in the rehearsals of the 11th National War Heroes Commemoration, have been sent for isolation, Navy Spokesman Isuru Sooriyabandara said yesterday.
He said they were expecting results of a second PCR test conducted on those two sailors.
According to the Navy Spokesman, the two sailors had participated in the rehearsals after being in isolation for a month.
“On several previous occasions, the first PCR test had showed that the patient was positive but the second test showed otherwise. So, the sailors are now subjected to a second PCR test and the result was due yesterday,” he said.
“Measures have been taken to send the Naval personnel who had close contacts with the sailors for isolation as precautionary measure,” he said.