Six Inmates And Officer At Welikada Prison Test Positive For COVID19

November 05, 2020

Six inmates and an officer of the Welikada Prison have contracted the Kovid 19 virus, according to the prison headquarters.

Two inmates, four female detainees and an officer have been infected, Assistant Prisons Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake told local media.

Ekanayake said that the six detainees were sent to Welikanda Hospital for treatment and the officer was sent to IDH Hospital.

He further said that all the prisoners associated with these inmates will be referred for PCR tests.

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