Over 500 test positive for coronavirus in Minuwangoda cluster

The number of employees from the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda infected with the coronavirus has surpassed 500.

Head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 Army Commanded Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that another 246 employees have tested positive as of this afternoon.

Addressing the weekly cabinet media briefing earlier today, cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that 101 employees were detected with the virus yesterday and 320 were detected this morning.

A total of 567 employees from the Minuwangoda factory cluster have been detected with COVID-19 so far.

The detections have been made across Kurunegala, Monaragala, Jaffna, Minuwangoda, Katana, Seeduwa, Divulapitiya, Mirigama, Ja-Ela and Mahara.

The Government has conducted nearly 2000 PCR tests within the last 24- hours and is awaiting results which are due by this evening or early tomorrow.

Minister Rambukwella said key decisions are to be drawn by the Government based on the results of the PCR tests. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. About time this pig headed, arrogant and irresponsible government stops hiding the fact that we have gone to the community spread stage. Get your act together, do proper contact tracing by medical civilian professionals, send the military home (This is not their area of expertise) increases testing. Stop downplaying the Covid19 reality In Sri Lanka to give a fake sense of accomplishment… This is the best a Dictator can do…

    I would also like to know the likelihood of a misdiagnosis of the 6000 leptospirosis and 70 deaths that could be actually Covid 19.

    leptospirosis Does not spread like this!!

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