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PCR tests being conducted at Brandix head office in Colombo

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is conducting PCR tests at the Brandix head quarters in Colombo 03, the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPOC) said.

The human resource team at the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda where a fresh cluster of the pandemic has broken out, is said to have visited the head office.

The tests are still going on and no one has tested positive yet, a spokesman said.
From October 06 to 07 a total of 830 patients were recorded from the Divulapitiya Brandix cluster.

Total confirmed cases for the day were 739 patients, 729 were reported from the Minuwangoda Brandix cluster, five among the returnees from UAE, one returnee from Japan, three Indian seafarers and 1 returnee from the Maldives.

Sri Lanka has conducted 950 PCR tests on 6 October and 2100 samples are pending to be tested.

(Colombo/Oct07/2020)

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