Sixteen police officers attached to the Vavuniya Police Division have been contracted with COVID-19, the Regional Medical Officer of Health (MOH) said.
They are attached to the Vavuniya Terrorism Investigation Unit, the Police Special Bureau and officers who were deployed at the Vavuniya HQI's COVID-19 prevention operations.
They have been identified as infected with the virus upon PCR tests after 17 suspects were detained at the Vavuniya Terrorism Investigations Unit and four policemen were tested positive with the virus.
Accordingly, 35 officers who are the contacts of the infected were sent to the Omanthai Quarantine Centre.(Sithum Chaturanga)