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Navy COVID Cluster no more


The last three Naval personnel who had contracted COVID-19 and underwent treatment in hospital, were discharged from the Iranawila Hospital after recovery confirmed by PCR tests.

The Naval COVID -19 Cluster included 906 Naval personnel who contracted the virus.

After having found a Naval person in the Welisara Naval Complex, who contracted COVID-19 on April 22, the entire naval premises was isolated and the close contacts of the said Naval person were directed for PCR testing.

As July 8, 2020, when the last case was reported in the Navy, a total of 906 naval personnel fell victims to the novel coronavirus, confirmed by PCR testing.

All COVID-19 cases of the Sri Lanka Navy were admitted to the Navy General Hospital, the Welikanda Hospital, IDH, Minuwangoda Hospital, Theldeniya, Homagama and Iranawila Hospitals. While undergoing treatment in hospitals, random PCR tests had been done on the admitted Naval personnel and they were periodically discharged from respective hospitals, after having found that the virus was no longer in their bodies. The Naval COVID cluster became zero, on July 21 with no more naval personnel undergoing treatment in hospitals.


Incidentally, a total of 15,598 PCR tests have been done on naval personnel to date and random PCR tests are still being done at naval premises. The last three Naval personnel discharged from the Iranawila Hospital were instructed to stay in 14 days quarantine, adhering to health precautions.

COVID-19 infected all navy personnel recovered-Time: 09:45

The last three Navy personnel who were infected with the COVID-19 have been discharged. However, these sailors will spend another 14 days under self-quarantine, adhering to health precautions. Thereby, all 906 navy personnel who were infected with the COVID-19 had returned to health as of this morning.

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