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More COVID infected from Galle Prison

Thirty four women prisoners and three women prison guards have tested COVID positive at the Galle Prison on Wednesday, Galle District Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Venura K. Singarachchi said.

Thirty nine women prisoners, six men, seven male prison guards and 17 women prison guards had been subjected to PCR tests at the Galle Prison Tuesday. Thereafter, 37 of the 69 people under the PCRs, have been confirmed having COVID, the epidemiologist said.

He said that the infected women prisoners have been directed to the Galle Corona Medical Treatment Centre and the three women prison guards to the Karandeniya Medical Centre.

The PCR tests were carried out as a pregnant mother in the women's ward of the Galle Prison had tested COVID positive.