Brandix Apparels Limited said yesterday one of the main challenges they had ‘regrettably’ experienced was that a majority of COVID-19 positive employees had proven to be asymptomatic or lacking a display of symptoms associated with the disease.
It said in a statement that the 1,394 Brandix employees at the Minuwangoda facility had been subjected to PCR tests on Monday.
“Some waiting time was experienced due to the large quantity of tests to be completed. Thus far, 567 employees have been confirmed positive.
“We continue to engage with the relevant authorities and are doing our utmost to look into the care of those affected while transferring their family members and close contacts to quarantine centres. We are additionally taking every measure possible to make them comfortable during their stay.
The well-being of our employees, communities and our nation continue to be our priority. We also remain truly appreciative of the support and counsel extended to us by the Presidential Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka Army to navigate through this situation,” Brandix said.