57 at Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation Centre are Covid-19 positive

Thursday, 09 July 2020 - 15:47

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Fifty six persons from the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation Centre have been identified as being Covid-19 positive, says Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.

Nearly 450 of its inmates and staff were subjected to PCR tests after it came to light that a Covid-19 positive inmate of Welikada Prison had spent about three months at this Centre.

A female counsellor of the Centre from Marawila was diagnosed with Covid-19 this morning (09), says the Government Information Department.

Health and military authorities are carrying out the PCR tests and quarantine work.