Welikada Prison Inmate contracts COVID-19

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – An inmate at the Welikada remand prison has contracted the coronavirus, the Government information department said today.

The Government information department quoted the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe as saying the inmate had been at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center.

He was transferred to the Welikada remand prison on 27 June.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that PCR tests are now being carried out on the inmate and others he came in contact with.

He also said that a quarantine process has been implemented at the Welikada remand prison.

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