Prior to being transferred to the Welikada Prison, the COVID-19 infected inmate identified recently had been detained at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for 03 months.
Accordingly, 450 inmates and staff at the Rehabilitation Center had been subjected to PCR tests.
On Thursday (09), 56 persons from the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre and a female counselor employed at the center had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The female counselor employed at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre had tested positive from the Marawila area.
So far over 340 persons from the rehabilitation center have been infected with the virus.
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