Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

85 PO­LICE OF­FI­CERS AT MINUWANGOD­A PO­LICE QUAR­AN­TINED

Fam­ily mem­bers of the Minuwangod­a Po­lice of­fi­cers will also be sub­jected to PCR tests

- BY DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA Police brutality · Crime · Incidents

• Can­teen owner tests pos­i­tive for Covid-19

At least 85 po­lice of­fi­cers in­clud­ing the OIC of the Minuwangod­a Po­lice Sta­tion were quar­an­tined af­ter the owner of the po­lice can­teen has been tested pos­i­tive for COVID19, the Po­lice said.

They said that oper­a­tions at the po­lice sta­tion was tem­po­rar­ily halted un­til re­lief of­fi­cers were brought in and also a dis­in­fec­tion process was un­der­way. The po­lice of­fi­cers at the Minuwangod­a Po­lice were placed un­der quar­an­tine af­ter be­ing sub­jected to PCR tests.

The son of 55-year-old can­teen owner, who is an em­ployee of the Minuwangod­a Brandix com­pany had also con­tracted the virus.

Po­lice said they have iden­ti­fied all the con­tacts of the virus-in­fected can­teen owner.

They said fam­ily mem­bers of the Minuwangod­a Po­lice of­fi­cers will also be sub­jected to PCR tests.

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