Several employees of Kandana LECO contract COVID-19

Several employees of Kandana LECO contract COVID-19

October 12, 2020   01:03 pm

Several employees at the Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) in Nagoda, Kandana are confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus.

Nearly 12 employees have been identified to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, said Ja-Ela Public Health Officer (Administrative) S. W. Y. M. Wijesinghe.

Accordingly, the necessary subsequent steps have been taken immediately as they are now confirmed as COVID-19 positive, he added.

Reportedly, a daughter of a LECO staff member has identified to be an employee of the Minuwangoda apparel factory on October 03. The company had immediately acted to direct the said LECO employee for quarantine via the relevant Divisional Health Officer.

Subsequently, the employees at LECO had been subjected to PCR tests on Friday (October 09), where 12 among them tested positive for the virus.

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