An employee of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat has been detected with COVID-19, becoming the latest patient to be infected with the virus in Sri Lanka.
Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the patient was identified based on the result of the PCR or COVID-19 test conducted by the Secretariat.
The individual is reported to have associated with a patient detected with COVID-19 at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre.
Dr. Jasinghe added that measures have been taken to place the patient in quarantine.
Steps are also underway to trace those who had come into direct contact with the patient, he added. (Newswire)