Apr 26, 2020

95 Navy personnel tested positive for Covid-19 Featured

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva says 95 Navy personnel have contracted Covid-19, so far.

Sixty eight are reported from within the Welisara Naval Base while 27 case are those currently on leave.

According to the Ministry of Health 17 new cases have been reported so far today (25), bringing the total number of cases to 477.

More Covid-19 PCR testings are conducted today and results expected later tonight or tomorrow, the Army Commander added.

Leave cancelled for tri-forces

The Defence Ministry has cancelled leave and short passes granted to all Officers and Others Ranks of the Tri-Services with immediate effect.

The ministry directs all personnel to report to their respective camps immediately and all such personnel on leave at present should contact respective Officers-in Charge immediately for further instructions.