Sep 27, 2020

17 Indians test positive on ship at Trinco

Seventeen crew members of a ship docked at the Trincomalee harbour have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Speaking to the media, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera had said the ship was transporting fuel to the Indian Oil Company at the Trincomalee Harbour.

The crew members have not disembarked the ship and are remaining onboard under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy.

The Chief Epidemiologist said discussions are underway to determine future measures to be taken with regards to the 17 Indian nationals.