PCR tests have confirmed that they are Covid-19 positive, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi says.
The 09 patients have been admitted to the Welikanda Hospital for treatment and 12 close contacts have been placed under self-quarantine. It is said that they have no connection to the open society.
So far, 634 individuals, associated with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug addicts at Kandakadu have left after recovery.
A total of 15 infected persons, connected to the Rehabilitation Centre are still under treatment.
In addition to the cases from Kandakadu, 08 returnees from Kuwait and Qatar were tested positive yesterday.