May 28, 2020

Covid-19 : Gaffoor building isolated with 200 sailors Featured

The iconic Gaffoor building in Fort, Colombo has been completely isolated with nearly 200 security personnel inside, after a sailor was found to be infected with Covid-19.

Speaking to 'Neth News', Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe has said that a PCR test conducted yesterday (27) has confirmed that a sailor deployed in the building had contracted the Covid-19 virus.

Dr. Jasinghe has added that measures were taken to quarantine nearly 200 Navy personnel within the building.

Upon contacted, Navy Spokesperson Lt. Commander Isuru Suriyabandara said that the building had housed Navy personnel who were supplying goods to the Welisara Naval Base and the Naval Hospital in Welisara.

He said that these Navy personnel are being housed in the building safely to ensure that they will not mix with the outside society.