44 including Veddah chief’s wife, test Covid-19 positive

The wife of the indigenous Veddah population’s leader and several other family members have been hospitalised after testing  positive for Covid-19, reports say.

Speaking to ‘Lankadeepa’ the Veddah chief said his wife has been admitted to the Covid-19 unit of the Mahiyanganaya hospital.

Health units say that Rapid Antigen Tests were done on Friday (27), on the indigenous Veddah village and other civilians living nearby.

Out of 115 people tested, 44 were tested positive and those who were of ill-health had been hospitalised, health authorities say.

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