Oct 29, 2020

Sunday Times parliamentary reporter tests positive for Covid-19 Featured

Sunday Times newspaper has announced that their parliamentary reporter has tested positive for Covid-19 while at home.

Noting that the management of Wijeya Newspapers Limited has taken necessary steps to close and sterilize the office complex in keeping with health guidelines as a precautionary measure, it adds that the printing press and distribution centre are located in Hokandara away from the editorial offices in Colombo, connected only via satellite technology.

The full statement issued by the Sunday Times is as follows :

Printing Sunday Times: International safety standards followed

We wish to inform our readers that a Sunday Times parliamentary reporter has tested positive for COVID-19 while at home and the management of Wijeya Newspapers Limited has taken necessary steps to close and sterilize the office complex in keeping with health guidelines as a precautionary measure. The staffer volunteered himself to be RT-PCR tested.

Most of the Sunday Times editorial staff have been working from home since last month while those who worked from office on limited days strictly follow health guidelines such as wearing face masks maintaining the required physical distance in addition to washing hands and using sanitizer regularly. Our printing press and distribution centre are located in Hokandara away from our editorial offices in Colombo, connected only via satellite technology. We assure our readers that the press operation and the distribution network are carried out in accordance with international safety standards followed by world renowned newspapers.

We are committed to serve you through our newspaper by providing you the latest news on the pandemic and politics, alongside our features, sports and business content.

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