Six Welikada inmates, jailor test COVID positive | Daily News

Six Welikada inmates, jailor test COVID positive

Six Welikada Prison inmates and a jailor had tested positive for COVID-19, Prisons Commissioner and Spokesperson, Chandana Ekanayake said.

Two convicted inmates, four remanded females and a jailor had tested positive for COVID -19 during random PCR tests carried out in the prison.

The convicted duo arrived at the Welikada prison on October 21 and 23 while the infected jailor had reported back for duty after four days off, he said.

The infected six inmates were moved to the Welikanda hospital and the jailor was sent to the IDH hospital for treatment. All inmates at the female ward at the Welikada prison were subjected to PCR tests and 6,300 PCR tests carried out at the prisons so far, he added.