Info Department operations unaffected

2020-10-31 at 20:29

The Department of Government Information says its operations have not been affected due to the confirmation of two COVID-19 cases.

Earlier today it was confirmed that two persons attached to the Ministry of Media and two individuals from the Department of Government Information had contracted the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, the Department said it has taken all measures to contain the spread of the virus within the department premises.

It said a staff member of the department after visiting the Peliyagoda Fish Market recently had contracted the novel coronavirus.

However, all first contacts of the patient, have been directed to quarantine and steps have been taken to disinfect the premises.

The Information Department noted that the day to day operation has not been affected by the development.

It added that only essential workers are visiting the premises adding that for two weeks no media personnel were allowed to the Department.

The statement notes that it has taken all measures to disseminate timely information to the general public despite the new development.