Brandix says urgent steps have been taken after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 39-year-old woman had been admitted to the Gampaha hospital with a fever and was about to be discharged when a PCR test was carried out.
The PCR test had confirmed that the woman had contracted the coronavirus.
Brandix confirmed that the woman was an apparel worker from its manufacturing facility in Minuwangoda.
Brandix said in a statement that the rigorous protocol implemented across Brandix, and the immediate response and support received from the PHI and relevant health authorities of Sri Lanka enabled the early detection of the patient, ensuring her timely transfer to IDH for immediate treatment and mitigation of any further spread of the virus.
“We continue to assist the relevant authorities, seeking their counsel and extending our utmost co-operation throughout the process. All necessary measures to ensure complete containment of the virus have been implemented with immediate effect, including the rigorous disinfection of the affected work site. The 45 other workers of the facility that had come into contact with the patient have been quarantined immediately with their families and will undergo PCR testing for further measure,” Brandix said.
Brandix said it was grateful to the relevant authorities for their speedy response and the continued support extended during this time.
“We will continue to practice our stringent measures in consultation with the health authorities, keeping the safety and well-being of our employees and their communities as our utmost priority,” Brandix said.
The woman has now been admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital in Angoda. (Colombo Gazette)