Oct 16, 2020

Journalist at Cabinet briefing, infected with Covid-19? Featured

A cameraman attached to the state owned Independent Television Network (ITN) cameraman is suspected to have contracted the Covid-19 virus.

It is said that he had also attended the cabinet media briefing held earlier this week at the Government Information Department.

Meanwhile, in a letter to heads of media institutions, the Government Information Department has stated that health authorities are carrying out further tests on the said journalist.

Noting that details of other journalists who were present at the cabinet briefing have already been provided to health authorities, the letter adds that they will receive speedy instructions.

Until the aforementioned journalist's test results come out, the other journalists who attended the cabinet briefing have been urged to remain safe in their homes, without exposing themselves to society.

Meanwhile, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that Ministers Ramesh Pathirana and Keheliya Rambukwella who participated at the cabinet briefing have also been informed of this.

Turned positive after voluntarily testingIt is reported that when PCR tests were being done on a group attending a children's programme of the TV channel and the said journalist had voluntarily done a test, claiming that he was running a fever.
The test has come as positive.