Forty seven Boossa prisoners test positive for COVID-19 | Daily News

Forty seven Boossa prisoners test positive for COVID-19

Following PCR tests carried out on 107 detainees and 25 prison officials of Galle Boossa Prison, 44 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19, Southern Province COVID-19 Information Coordinating Centre sources revealed.

The health authorities administered extensive medical tests on the detainees and officials on November 13 following detection of three inmates who were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive a few days ago. However, the test reports connected to the above 132 PCR tests confirmed that only 44 convicts were infected with the virus.

No prison officials tested positive for the virus, the health authorities further said. Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 cases at the Boossa Prison has risen to 47.

Subsequently, the prison officials who tested negative were directed for self-quarantine. The second PCR tests on them were to be carried out yesterday.