Sun, 26 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

Random RATs in schools: Edu. Ministry

1 February 2021 04:47 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Education Ministry has decided to conduct random Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) in schools to detect COVID-19 infections among students, the Education Minister G.L. Peiris said.

He said the Ministry had decided to conduct RATs on 30 students from two or three schools daily.

The RAT results will lead to take decisions on reopening schools and to find out the nature of COVID-19 virus spread among the schoolchildren," the Minister said. 

He said these tests will not only be done targeting COVID-19 viral infections, it would include a full-body check up on the children as well. 

Meanwhile, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said the programme had already been commenced today in three schools in Colombo. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 1

  • Hood.mas Monday, 01 February 2021 05:24 PM

    It should start from teachers first


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a