Dec 02, 2020

8 inmates who died in Mahara Prison riot had Covid-19 

Eight out of the 11 inmates who died during the unrest at Mahara Prison have been tested positive for Covid-19 following the post-mortem examination.

The Director of Colombo North Teaching Hospital in Ragama said this was confirmed by the PCR tests carried out yesterday (December 01).

The incident which started on Sunday, has resulted in 11 deaths and over 100 injuries. 

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