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Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Commander of the Army Lt General Shavendra Silva stated that information had been received to the effect that there had been 33 employees at the Brandix Apparel factory suffering from cough and cold before the woman worker with symptoms of Covid-19 was found at the company.

"It is suspected that these employees would have contracted the disease around the period September 10 - 20," Shavendra Silva said.  

He said that the definite date of the virus been observed at the institute cannot be confirmed and accordingly the definite origin of the sickness cannot be established. There is evidence that before the woman concerned had contracted the disease, 33 employees of the company had been suffering from cough and cold, these signs were visible only on September 21, and had shown these symptoms on September 15, this leads us to arrive at a conclusion that the virus had been there during this period.

First, our target was to monitor ten persons and following them we were led in several ways and on reaching the Prisons we found that it has not gone that far. We have followed the routes taken by the woman worker and the places she had visited. We are continuing this operation to locate the origin of this virus.

Presently there are more than 10,500 under quarantine, and we have now added quarantine facilities for another 2,000. Already we have tested more than 51,000 and released them to the society. We will continue our mission to bring in normalcy to the country, he further said. (Sujith Hewa Julige)

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  • Sherlock Holmans Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:19 AM

    How long Brandix can fool the nation? Isn't it time for them to accept the mistake and seek apology.

    Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:21 AM

    With due respect no one questions your military skill but please for the sake of the people don't try to be a medical expert .. your " Pokura" has now become a " Pokuna"

    Man Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:22 AM

    Therefore, the chief of the health section, of Brandix must be punished, according to quarantine law for not directing for PCR tests, at the inception.

    AB Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:02 AM

    What I feel is the second plane load of employees brought the virus hear,good to give them thorough check, there may be loop holes then as just election was over

    Bernhard Eichmann Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:17 AM

    If this was known, why was not tested?

    more clarity necessary Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:28 AM

    ""It is suspected that these employees would have contracted the disease around the period September 10 - 20," Shavendra Silva said. " when were these people finally detected as having the virus ?

    Roshni De Fonseka Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:25 PM

    Didn't the PHIs of the area visit this factory regularly to monitor the situation?

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:29 PM

    To safeguard Brandix from the orders of above, Shavendra goes out of box.

    Lalith Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:40 PM

    Why not take an action on the doctor at the garment and withdraw the practicing certificate.

    Dee Wednesday, 14 October 2020 01:06 PM

    'identified cluster', under control by the 'forces'. No worries!. Cluster, control, nice words!

    Perera Wednesday, 14 October 2020 01:51 PM

    Why authorities don't have any concern about infected people who don't have any symptoms? WHO saying only about 25% of infected people show any symptoms. That means if 33 people have shown symptoms about 130 infected poeple may have been in the Brandix factory. Have the authorities tested family members of all Brandix factory employees regardless whether the employees are PCR positive or negative.

    Samson Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:02 PM

    All these stories confirm that Brandix has been an excellent employer. They have asked employees to continue working immediately after fainting.

    Anthony Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:22 PM

    What a joke. Sack the Doctors and appoint Shavendra Silva, to irradicate Covid 19.

    Sam Friday, 16 October 2020 10:17 AM

    So CHINA


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