Only 22 out of 400 people were present from Marawa area in Atulugama, Bandaragama today for PCR and Rapid Antigen tests, Bandaragama Additional Health Officer Dr. Srimali Amarasinghe said.
She said Marawa area was chosen to conduct PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests, as more than 2,800 people are living in that area.
“We went to Marawa escorted by army and police personnel,” she said. Our target was to conduct 400 PCR and 300 Rapid Antigen Tests, unfortunately, only 22 people turned up for tests, she said.
Following the Rapid Antigen tests performed today on the 22 people who were present, two were tested COVID-19 positive, Dr. Amarasinghe said.