Steps have been taken to isolate a Army base in the Seeduwa area, a spokesman for the National opration Centre for Prevention of COVID - 19 Outbreak told MediaLK.com.
The spokesman said that the decision was made to isolate the camp as it was confirmed that one personnel in the camp was infected with the coronavirus.
The soldier's wife is working at the Welisara Navy base and it is suspected that the army personnel has contracted the virus through her, the spokesman added.
Nearly 150 people in the camp have been quarantined and authorities are searching for his whereabouts. The officer is a resident of Bemmulla area in the Attanagalla Medical Officer Division.