The inmate from Welikada Remand prison who tested positive for COVID-19 this (07) morning was a transferee from the Kandakadu Rehab Centre for drug addicts. He was transferred to Welikada on June 27.
Latest reports claimed that the inmate has been transferred to IDH Hospital this evening for treatment.
As of the present, his fellow inmates and prison officers have been referred to PCR testing later to be readied for the quarantine procedure.
Given consideration to the situation, the visiting hours at Welikada prison have been temporary suspended indefinitely for protection, the Prison Dept informed.