56 persons tested positive for COVID-19 have been found in Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for drug addicts this evening.
Upon revelation of the first COVID-19 patient from the Centre who was earlier transferred to Welikada Prison, about 450 perons including inmates and staff members have been referred to testing.
As of the present, 56 of them have tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, a resident of Marawila area has been found to have contracted the virus. She is a counsellor at the Kandakadu Rehab Centre.