Covid update: Three workers from three garment factories in Katunayake confirmed for coronavirus
Posted on October 9th, 2020

Courtesy  Hiru News

With the spread of the corona cluster reported from the Brandix garment factory in Minuwangoda, it was confirmed today that three employees of three other factories in the Katunayake Investment Zone have been infected with the coronavirus.

The Board of Investment stated that these covid-19 infections have been reported from leading factories.

All three factories employ more than 3,000 people, and the Board of investment stated that today they have started the PCR tests.

On the 7th, a female employee of one of the garment factories was admitted to the Negombo District General Hospital due to a fever. A PCR examination revealed that she had a coronavirus infection.

She was admitted to the Marawila Base Hospital for further tests, where she was diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

She is a 31 year old mother of two, and she has worked as a quality controller in the factory.

Her husband, two children and close associates have been quarantined.

Another person among the three infected is a security guard at another garment factory in the Katunayake Investment Zone and it has been revealed that his wife is an employee of Brandix in Minuwangoda.

It has also been revealed that the other infected worker had come to Minuwangoda to work in a garment factory in the Katunayake Investment Zone after working at the Brandix factory.

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