Twenty nine Navy personnel at the Welisara Navy Camp have tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the number of infected to 368 in the country, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.
He said the 29 Navy personnel have contracted the virus during the recent search operation carried out in Suduwella, Ja-Ela to find out suspected COVID-19 patients.
Accordingly, the Army Commander said the Navy Camp at Welisara has been declared as an isolated area.
Meanwhile, he requested all sailors who went on leave after quarantine duty, to report back immediately to undergo PCR tests.
Ranjith Pathirage Friday, 24 April 2020 09:19 AM
Wish them speedy recovery. They are risking their lives to save others. While some selfish minority are breaking all rules and help spreading the disease.
Roni Friday, 24 April 2020 12:25 PM
How sad, these guys went out to help us. Wish you all a speedy recovery
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