Navy sets up quarantine centre at Boossa naval premises

Thursday, 19 March 2020 00:45 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in the country, the Sri Lanka Navy has swiftly set up a quarantine centre at the Boossa naval premises to accommodate the influx of passengers from affected countries.

To augment Government efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, a four-storey building at Boossa Navy Base was prepared for quarantine, on the instructions of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

The medical staff of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital have provided necessary training and instruction on quarantining to the naval personnel. The quarantine centre can accommodate 136 people in need of such facilities.

Those who would arrive at the quarantine centre are provided with all necessary facilities such as sanitary wear, Wi-Fi, television, fans, laundry, etc.

Under the supervision of the Navy’s Public Health Inspectors, all necessary arrangements have been made to provide cooked nutritious food to those who arrive at the quarantine centre.