Rapid Antigen Tests To Be Carried Out At 12 Entry Points In Western Province As COVID19 Cases Show Record Increase

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that from today onwards, Rapid Antigen tests will be carried out at 12 places outside the Western Province to prevent the spread of corona disease to other parts of the country.

He said that these tests carried out by the health services, the police and the three armed forces in order to identify those who have been infected with COVID19.

This also aims to prevent the spread of COVID19 to other parts of the country.

Health officials have repeatedly requested the government to impose strict restructions on movements as the country battles the spread of a new variant of the virus.

The University of Jayawardenapura yesterday confirmed that the UK's B 117 variant is currently spreading in Sri Lanka.

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