Jul 09, 2020

141 staff at Welikada tested negative for Covid-19

Thirteen people have tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday (08), the Government Information Department said.

Accordingly, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 patients in Sri Lanka rose to 2094.

141 staff at Welikada tested negative for Covid-19Wednesday’s cases includes 01 Seafarer who returned from Iran, 09 returnees from Saudi Arabia, 02 returnees from Bangladesh and 01 Philippine national.

According to the Government Information Department there are 116 active cases in Sri Lanka while 1967 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Director General of Health Services - Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that 141 staff members of the Welikada Prison had tested negative for Covid-19.

Yesterday, it was revealed that 174 inmates who were subjected to PCR testing, were tested negative.