The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that an inmate of the Welikada Remand Prison has tested positive for Covid-19.

The inmate had been transferred to the Welikada Remand Prison on June 27 from a rehabilitation center for drug addicts in Kandakadu.

The Director General of the Government Information Department, Nalaka Kaluwewa, said that PCR tests are being carried out on all contacts of the Covid-19 patient including inmates and prison officials adding that a quarantine process is also in place.