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Jul 09, 2020

56 people at Kandakadu Centre test positive for COVID -19

Fifty -six persons (56), including inmates and staffers, from the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre -East Kandakadu have tested positive for COVID-19.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said these individuals are reported to have come into direct contact with an inmate from the Welikada prison who was detected with COVID-19 recently.

Following the detection of the inmate from Welikada prison, PCR tests were conducted on 450 persons at the rehabilitation centre, Dr. Jasinghe said.

A woman from Marawila who had served as a counsellor at the rehabilitation centre had also tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.

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