Jan 28, 2021

2 more MPs test negative for Covid-19

State Minister Indika Anuruddha who was in self isolation after attending a TV programme with Parliamentarian Wasantha Yapa Bandara, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, has tested negative for the virus.

The State Minister underwent a PCR test that determined he had not contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, a media release issued by the Communication Department the Parliament states the MP Upul Galappaththi, who has been identified as an associate of  MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara ,has tested negative for Covid-19 following the tests.

He has volunteered to attend the Antigen and PCR tests and reports have already been submitted to the Sergeant at Arms of Parliament, the media release adds.

Weekly PCR tests

The release also notes that random PCR tests are conducted once a week for the staff of the Parliament at the Parliament complex and that the Members of Parliament are also invited to attend these PCR tests.

With the support of the Department of the Director General of Health Services, these tests will be conducted once a week during the sitting days as well as non-sitting days, it adds.