56 persons from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre test positive for Covid

56 persons from the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre – East Kandakadu tested positive for Covid-19.

A female instructor who tested positive from the lot is said to be from Marawila.

450 inmates and officials of the rehabilitation centre were tested for the coronavirus after an inmate of the Welikada Prison who was transferred from the rehabilitation centre tested positive for the virus.

The inmate had been at the rehabilitation centre for around 3 months before he was transferred to the Welkida Prison.