Jan 17, 2021

13 infected with Covid-19 at Niyadagala apparel factory Featured

Thirteen cases have been reported from a garment factory on Vidarshana Mawatha in Niyadagala, Homagama, said Kahathuduwa Medical Officer of Health Dr. Dhanuka Padma Raja.

133 level 1 contacts, all of them who are factory workers, have been quarantined.

Factory administration had alerted PHIs after 3 employees displayed symptoms and after a round of Rapid Antigen Tests, they were diagnosed as infected.

In addition, 143 employees at the factory had undergone PCR tests and ten more cases were identified.

Accordingly, steps have been taken to quarantine the remaining 133 persons, Dr. Dhanuka Pathmaraja has told the media.