Chief Epidemiologist says COVID-19 virus may have been in Sri Lankan garment factory for weeks

The Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said the apparel worker who was first diagnosed with the new coronavirus is not the origin of the COVID-19 cluster at Minuwangoda Brandix garment factory and the virus may have been in the factory for several weeks

Oct 08, 2020
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The Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said the apparel worker who was first diagnosed with the new coronavirus is not the origin of the COVID-19 cluster at Minuwangoda Brandix garment factory and the virus may have been in the factory for several weeks.

This was stated by Dr. Sudath Samaraweera at a media briefing held at the Health Promotion Bureau office in Colombo today.

According to Dr. Samaraweera, the employees of the Minuwangoda Garment Factory have been suffering from respiratory ailments since September 20.

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