Welikada Prison inmate contracts coronavirus

An inmate at the Welikada Prison has contracted the coronavirus, according to Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe.

According to the Department of Government Information the inmate was transferred to the Welikada Prison from the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre – East in Kandakadu on June 27.

Measures have been taken to test contacts of the patient and subject them to quarantine procedures.

Jasinghe said other inmates and prison guards will be subject to PCR tests.