Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said in a special statement that the PCR tests conducted on Naval personnel who had come into contact with the COVID-19 infected sailor had confirmed that 30 sailors have been infected.
Earlier today the Navy sailor had suddenly taken ill and his PCR test confirmed that he was infected with Covid-19.
Accordingly, the sailors’ barracks were quarantined. All the other sailors who had come in contact with him were sent for quarantine and all were subjected to PCR testing.
The reports of the tests were received a short while ago confirming that 30 sailors including the initially detected sailor tested positive for COVID-19.
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