Covid-19 : Hirdaramani employee infected in Kahathuduwa

Following routine PCR testing at Hirdaramani Industries (Pvt.) Ltd., an employee attached to the Kahathuduwa facility tested positive for Covid-19.

Hirdaramani management announced that the staffer tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday (17).

“The associate is currently asymptomatic, in stable condition, and following the required MOH (Ministry of Health) procedures for quarantine and treatment.

“As a precautionary measure, we are currently disinfecting the entire plant and have requested all employees working in the facility, and those in the group who have come into contact with the individual, to self-isolate while we conduct further PCR tests,” the management said in a statement yesterday (18).

Hirdaramani said it is currently working with the relevant authorities to contact trace, arrange additional tests as required, and determine the next steps.

The apparel manufacturer stressed that it prioritises the health and safety of all associates and will provide maximum support to all those affected by the current situation while ensuring that any impact on other employees and communities is minimised and contained.

Since that start of the recent spike in the number of Covid-19-positive cases, Hirdaramani said it has been conducting PCR tests across all its facilities.