Over 120 close contacts of Minuwangoda cluster test positive

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Over 120 close contacts of the Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster have tested positive for the Virus, over a 24-hour period ending at 6.00 AM today (15).

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC) said a total of 132 COVID-19 patients were detected in Sri Lanka as of this morning.

Five among the patients were employees of the Minuwangoda apparel factory from which the latest COVID-19 outbreak was reported. The remaining 127 have been identified as close contacts of infected employees.

The NOCPC said that a total of 1,723 patients have been detected from the Minuwangoda cluster as of today. From among the patients, 1,041 are employees and 682 are their close associates.

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