Nine COVID-19 infected people have been identified during a random Antigen Tests conducted in the Galle Face Green area in Colombo today, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the authorities will continue to conduct Antigen tests randomly in public places.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that 13 more fresh COVID-19 cases identified through rapid Antigen Tests on those leaving the Western Province on Tuesday. Accordingly, with the 13 new cases, a total of 74 persons have been identified as COVID infected since December 18 as of yesterday, DIG Rohana said.
He said that a total of 10,987 Antigen tests have been conducted by Tuesday.
DIG Rohana said that at least 377 people of those who have contacts with COVID-19 infected were directed to quarantine.
Random rapid Antigen tests are conducted at 11 locations in addition to expressway exit points. He said the random tests would continue until January 5, 2021.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)