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Army officer at BIA tests positive for Covid-19

An Army officer placed on duty at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has tested positive for Covid-19, Health Authorities said a short while ago.

The Health Ministry said the soldier had been in close contact with a group of returnees from Kuwait who later tested positive for the virus.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Chandana Wickramasinghe speaking to The Morning said the solider is a resident of Horana.

He said necessary measures have been taken to self quarantine the soldier and his contacts.