The Jaffna National College of Education in Kopay is being turned into a quarantine centre to allow three army soldiers to isolate themselves today.
The military had requested access to the students' hostels for use as quarantine centres, which they have been granted access to.
Students staying in hostels have returned home after the academic activities of the National College of Education were suspended on March 16.
The soldiers who came home and were on the verge of returning to duty have been ordered to self-isolate in the quarantine centres to be set up at the National College of Education.
Sri Lanka's strict and militarised measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic has heavily featured the set up of multiple quarantine centres across the North East, to which there has been a lot of public discontent and backlash.