Arundika On Derana TV Show A Day Before Testing Positive With COVID19: Chatura Alwis Identified As "Primary Contact"

State Minister Arundika Fernando who has tested positive for COVID19 has attended two media interviews over the past few days.

A day before he underwent the PCR test, he appared on the "Big Focus" television show on Derana, hosted by Chatura Alwis. This has made the popular TV presenter a primary contact of the State Minister and both of them were seen not wearing masks during the programme. He has also attended a radio porgramme on the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).

It is also learnt that the State Minister has attended a number of public meetings in several areas over the past few days. This has made his contract tracing a difficult task, informed health sources added.

They also stated that the State Minister had shown mild symptoms which prompted him to take a PCR test.

Fernando is the seventh Sri Lankan Parliamentarian to test positive for the virus.

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