The Sri Lanka Navy said an Indian fisherman nabbed after the trawler he was travelling in entered Sri Lankan waters illegally has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Navy had apprehended nine Indian fishermen along with their trawler, for poaching in Sri Lankan waters on January 09. Thereafter the fishermen had been directed to be quarantined due to COVID -19.
On January 22, the Indian fishermen were subjected to PCR tests before being handed over to the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for legal action. However it was revealed that one fisherman had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Indian fisherman who tested positive for COVID-19 has been taken to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kilinochchi for treatment while the other eight have been once again directed to be quarantined for a further 14 days.