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101 people test positive for Covid-19 from Minuwangoda cluster


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The number of persons tested positive for Covid-19 from the Minuwangoda factory cluster had increased to 101 with the latest detection of 13 patients, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

Earlier, the Army Commander said over 1,400 employees of the apparel factory are to be subjected to PCR tests.

Accordingly, the Epidemiology Unit said the toll of confirmed Covid-19 patients in Sri Lanka surged to 3,513 with 241 active cases while 3,259 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. 

Meanwhile, Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka (PHIUSL) Secretary M. Balasooriya said out of the 71 cases, 31 are from the hostel of the Brandix while 21 and 11 are from the Minuwangoda and Divulapitiya areas respectively. Rest of the cases is from other areas, which have not been yet identified. 

Another two employees of the apparel factory were tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital while another close associate of Divulapitya patient was tested positive at Monaragala. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 

  Comments - 23

  • chamintha thilakarathna Monday, 05 October 2020 11:56 AM

    It was nice watching one of my teachers and great friends Louis using digital medium to inspire many more. Wish him good health.

    Coronor Monday, 05 October 2020 12:05 PM

    Hope we have adequate test kits.

    Truth Monday, 05 October 2020 12:16 PM

    Still our government will not admit that covid is spreading in the society

    BigEars Monday, 05 October 2020 12:20 PM

    That is a new cluster? Need to get to patient No. 1. Looks like it virus has jumped to the community.

    roni Monday, 05 October 2020 12:22 PM

    Dr Jayasinghe why are you silent?

    Sunil Monday, 05 October 2020 05:54 PM

    Dr Jasinghe is no more in Health Ministry. He was transferred as Secretary, Environment Ministry

    Bandu Monday, 05 October 2020 12:40 PM

    Still not sure how the first patient was infected. This is important.

    Lankan Monday, 05 October 2020 12:41 PM

    Mr President Please lock down colombo for 1 week do pcr populated areas

    Man Monday, 05 October 2020 12:46 PM

    Our Covid queen (in March) and electrical shocker (in July) told openly, not to wear masks as it was eradicated by the ruler. Sri Lankans got the privilege of having such versatile ministers.

    revit Monday, 05 October 2020 01:00 PM

    Please Impose Country Lockdown for 14 days . So after that you can work next 6 months coolly. May be people already traveled all over country. Lesson from previous situation and do needful.

    Andrew Silva Monday, 05 October 2020 01:06 PM

    Don't worry the virus will mysteriously disappear like it happened before the election so just carry on. Sri Lanka is the best country as Mahinda Ma-Ma says.

    Shyam Monday, 05 October 2020 01:06 PM

    I think its best to stop bringing back passengers from overseas. And kindly close the airport for the good of his country .

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Monday, 05 October 2020 07:18 PM

    Do you want the country to be in a bad way?

    Ranjith Monday, 05 October 2020 01:12 PM

    Corona don't worry 20A is more important

    Ricardo De Lima Monday, 05 October 2020 01:50 PM

    All this is because everything is political they are still boasting about 3/2 majority and 20A everybody has forgotten about Covid-19 as no body wears masks not sanitization and the best person who was in charge has been given to look after the environment and the Army is running things without proper guidance and no measures have been taken to look into how the lady got it and further strengthen the regulations which were in place before.

    Anthony Monday, 05 October 2020 03:11 PM

    Ricardo you are correct. Why the Muscle doing the job of the Brains, after all it's not a bloody War. Shame people are being dressed as Cattle. Dr Jayasinghe Wake up. GMOA, wake up.

    Mk Monday, 05 October 2020 03:48 PM


    Tisara Rathnayake Monday, 05 October 2020 04:53 PM

    Guys some of your comments are disgusting. If you do not lije the way it is handled, come and correct it. I doubt you will come because you are afraid too.

    Sunil Monday, 05 October 2020 05:58 PM

    Don't worry Covid will be eradicated before Provincial Council elections. We are a determined people.

    Shammi Monday, 05 October 2020 06:01 PM

    There were reports about Indian high-speed boats entering Sri Lankan soil with smugglers. When India experiences a hundred thousand Covid 19 cases in a single day, these boat people who travel to Colombo pose a great threat to Sri Lankan effort of Covid-19 Control.

    Mohammed Ameen Monday, 05 October 2020 06:41 PM

    ANOTHER EASTER SUNDAY HOAX -COVID 19. May be to take people's mind off 20A or Badi's brother.

    Adam Speak Monday, 05 October 2020 07:01 PM

    Once again regulate and control the number of passengers in the private buses. No doubt crowded buses and trains are the No.1 breading ground to spread the virus.

    Mohan Monday, 05 October 2020 07:31 PM

    Did the Indians who came to service the AC bring the virus?

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