Welikada prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-07 at 09:51

An inmate at the Welikada prison has tested positive for COVID-19.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the individual was transferred to the Welikada prison on the 27th of June, from a rehabilitation centre in Kandakadu.

Dr. Jasinghe noted that PCR tests will be conducted on the COVID-19 infected inmate once again and his close associates.

The Government Information Department in a statement said inmates and prison officers will be subject to PCR tests and will be isolated, following the development.