Sep 23, 2020

Kandakadu inmate tests positive for Covid-19

An inmate at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, who was being quarantined, has been tested for Covid-19, the Government Information Department states.

According to the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of Covid-19 (NOCPC), 14 people have tested positive for the coronavirus over a 24-hour period ending at 6am today (23).

In addition to the Kandakadu inmate, the other 13 cases were returnees from overseas.

Seven are from Saudi Arabia, three are from Kuwait, two are from Qatar and one is from India.

The total number of positive Covid-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka escalated to 3,313 last night (22).