Oct 05, 2020

69 at Brandix tests positive Featured

Sixty nine employees of the Minuwangoda apparel factory have tested positive for Covid-19, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva states.

Meanwhile, officials said that the Covid Prevention Task Force is investigating three-clusters of possible Covid patients related to the discovery of a patient in Divulapitiya.

Colonel Media of the Sri Lanka Army Col Vijitha Hettiarachchi told EconomyNext today the clusters are, the Brandix Cluster, where the patient was working, the Gampaha Hospital where she was warded for a respiratory ailment and her home village in the Divulapitiya area.

The total from this outbreak is 70 with the first patient and her teenage daughter, he said, adding that they hoped to do around 1,000 PCR tests in these cluster areas today.

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