Sailors become biggest cluster of infections in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sailors at a Sri Lankan naval base have become the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the Indian Ocean island nation with 248 testing positive for the disease, authorities said yesterday. Sri Lanka’s Army Chief Lieutenant  General Shavendra Silva said that out of 30 cases discovered in the last 24 hours, 22 are navy sailors and another seven had close contact with them. The virus is believed to have entered the camp on the outskirts of the capital, Colombo, last week when sailors were deployed to hunt down a group of drug addicts who had contact with a COVID-19 patient and were evading quarantine. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin