Welikada Prison out of bounds for visitors until further notice

Welikada Prison out of bounds for visitors until further notice

Welikada Prison out of bounds for visitors until further notice

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Jul, 2020 | 3:01 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Visitors will not be permitted to enter the Welikada Prison premises until further notice.

This was confirmed by the Department of Prisons and the decision was made after an inmate moved to the Welikada Prison from the Kandakadu Quarantine Facility tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday Morning.

Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health Epidemiologist Dr. Paba Palihawadana speaking to News 1st said PCR tests will be performed on 174 inmates from the Welikada Prison and 450 detainees at the Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu.

The results of the PCR tests are expected to be received on Tuesday evening.

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