12 Parliament staffers test positive for COVID-19

Twelve individuals of different departments in Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases were identified after a total of 275 persons, including Members of Parliament, Parliament staff, security personnel and journalists were subject to Rapid Antigen Tests at the Parliament premises this morning (17). 

In a statement, Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando has said steps have been taken to identify close contacts of the infected individuals and measures have been taken to direct them to quarantine and disinfect relevant areas they visited. 

Future Parliament proceedings will be carried out with minimum staff, from tomorrow until further notice, the statement added.

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