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COVID-19 Over 1,800 navy officers tested in Welisara camp

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  • On Sunday evening, a sailor who fully recovered from coronavirus was discharged from the National Infectious Disease Hospital
  • Military officials said out of all those infected, no navy officer was in intensive care and that all were recovering well

 

By Jamila Husain 

Over 1,800 navy officers have been tested for COVID-19 at the Welisara camp as at yesterday, out of which 293 sailors tested positive -- further PCR testing will continue in coming days, military officials told Daily Mirror.   

On Sunday evening, a sailor who fully recovered from coronavirus was discharged from the National Infectious Disease Hospital. Doctors said yesterday three more sailors had recovered.   Military officials said out of all those infected, no navy officer was in intensive care and that all were recovering well while contact tracing was ongoing.  “Sailors who will be discharged will undergo a 14-day quarantine period at their respective hospitals before returning to their barracks,” they said.     

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