174 Inmates from Welikada Prison subject to PCR tests

174 Inmates from Welikada Prison subject to PCR tests

174 Inmates from Welikada Prison subject to PCR tests

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Jul, 2020 | 2:38 pm

Colombo (News 1st); 174 people identified as contacts of the COVID-19 patient detected from the Welikada Prison on Tuesday (07) & a group from the Kandakadu Quarantine Centre were subjected to PCR tests, said Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva.

The Army Commander went on to note the 174 people subjected to PCR tests are those who were in the same Prison Ward of the COVID-19 patient.

He said measures in place to ascertain from where the inmate contracted the virus.

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva further said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take all necessary steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

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