5,000 PCR tests for Brandix cluster yesterday, 400 employees turn up for quarantine

The Epidemiology Unit states that nearly 5,000 PCR tests have been carried out yesterday for people connected to the coronavirus cluster reported from the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda.

Its Chief Epidemiologist, Specialist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera stated that so far 317,000 PCR tests have been conducted in the country.

19 additional cases reported from Brandix cluster
Meanwhile, with 19 persons detected with coronavirus infection from those who had close contacts with the infected employees of the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda, the total cluster increased to 1,053 yesterday.

Additionally, 10 returnees were also diagnosed with coronavirus yesterday.

Among them are returnees from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iran, according to the Government Information Department. Accordingly, the total number of coronavirus infections reported from Sri Lanka increased to 4,488.

Meanwhile, the time given to quarantine associates of the Coronavirus cluster at the Minuwangoda Brandix factory came to an end yesterday.

Total staff strength 1,402 – if employees hide action will be taken under quarantine law
Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that about 400 employees of the garment factory who were not quarantined had turned up for quarantine.

However, he said that if the employees of the company continue to hide without being quarantined, action will be taken against them under the quarantine law. It has been confirmed that there are about 1,402 employees employed at the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda.

Meanwhile, DIG Ajith Rohana states that there is a risk of the corona virus spreading through cash circulation and that the public should be careful in this regard.

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