Dec 07, 2020

20 CID officers probing Brandix cluster origins, test positive

Twenty CID officers who are investigating the reasons behind the breakout of Brandix cluster are infected with Covid-19, minister Sarath Weerasekara revealed in Parliament today (07).
He added that around 100 statements have been obtained so far with regard to the investigation.

Earlier today, it was also reported that a group of Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) and student public health inspectors serving in the Gampaha District have been quarantined.

Gampaha District Regional Health Services Director Dr. Migara Apa stated that a student PHI serving within the Wattala Medical Officer of Health Division has been confirmed as COvid-19 infected in his second PCR test.

Accordingly, a group of PHIs and student PHIs who served with him have been quarantined.

Five PHIs have been identified as his first line of close contacts and they have been quarantined at the Office of the Wattala Medical Officer of Health.

Meanwhile another 21 student PHIs who had served with the student PHI in question have been directed to a quarantine center in Naiwala, Veyangoda.

50 student PHIs from the Kalutara PHI training center had been deployed to serve in the 16 Medical Officer of Health Divisions within the Gampaha District.

Twenty-eight (28) of them have been quarantined within the Gampaha District while the remaining 22 have been quarantined at the Kalutara training center.