Around 4000 navy personnel and their family members stationed at the Welisara camp were placed under quarantine and  are to be tested for COVID-19  after an outbreak of the virus within the camp.

There are 194 married quarters within the camp and all those inside  have been told to self-isolate after 30 navy personnel attached to the camp were confirmed as COVID-19  positive.

Navy personnel who are attached to the camp and were on home leave were asked to report back, Si Lanka Navy said in a  press release.

SLN said that there was no need to harbour  any fears about the Navy personnel who are engaged in  official duties as all measures have been taken to isolate and identify those who might be  infected with the coronavirus.