Thu, 02 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Indian fisherman on poaching vessel tests COVID-19 positive

25 January 2021 07:28 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

An Indian fisherman among nine others who were taken into custody while engaged in illegal fishing in the Sri Lankan waters, tested positive with Covid-19, the Navy said.

During a special operation in northern seas on January 9, the Sri Lanka Navy apprehended nine Indian fishermen along with their trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Subsequently they were directed to serve 14-day quarantine.

On completion of their quarantine on January 22, the Indian fishermen were subjected to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test before handing them over to the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) authorities for necessary legal action, where one Indian fisherman had been found positive with COVID-19.

Upon the instruction of the Regional Epidemiologist, Jaffna, the Indian fisherman who contracted the virus was taken to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kilinochchi for further treatment. 

Meanwhile, the remaining eight Indian fishermen were directed to undergo quarantine again for another 14 days.

  Comments - 1

  • Fuller Monday, 25 January 2021 09:00 PM

    no community spread huh


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w