Health Minister tests positive for Covid-19
January 23, 2021 12:14 pm
Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has contracted the Covid-19 virus, Ada Derana learns.
A rapid antigen test had initially confirmed that Minister Wanniarachchi is positive for novel coronavirus.
She was subsequently referred to a PCR test. Reports revealed that the minister is home-quarantining until test results are received.
Minister Wanniarachchi became the fifth Member of Parliament to test positive for Covid-19 after State Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekara and Piyal Nishantha, MP Rauff Hakeem and Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara.