May 27, 2020

Navy bases in Welisara emptied Featured

Around 4000 officers and other ranks of Naval Bases at Welisara have been sent to Quarantine Centers of the tri forces, the 'Aruna' newspaper reports.

The news report further adds :

As the Covid-19 cases continue to be reported from the Navy cluster which emerged from the Welisara Navy camp, all Naval personnel in the camp have been sent to QCs in this manner.  Only sixty-one persons who were infected with Covid-19 remain at the Welisara Naval Hospital.

Speaking to media, Navy spokesman Lt Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara said that the Mahasen, Gemunu and Thakshila bases in Welisara are being fumigated and Navy personnel from other camps will be summoned for duty.

Also, 8,000 Naval personnel who were summoned from leave were quarantined in temporary camps and subjected to PCR testing before being sent to their camps.