PCR tests conducted in BOI enterprises daily: Army Commander

YD | Published: 3:20 PM Dec 16 2020
Local PCR tests conducted in BOI enterprises daily: Army Commander

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva yesterday (15) said that Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Rapid Antigen tests are being conducted on a daily basis in BOI enterprises to screen the employees.

"The test protocol introduced by the health authorities show that 1% of the employees are to be subjected to PCR tests daily, or, 5% of the workforce to undergo PCR tests weekly", NOCPO press statement said.

Rapid Antigen Tests are optional, and currently, five private sector hospitals are conducting these tests under the supervision of a Task Group appointed by the Navy.

"Having considered the large number of requests submitted to the NOCPCO by the public, the private hospitals have been asked to submit their proposal to function ICCs either in a specific hospital or in a luxury hotel", Lieutenant Silva added. 

To date (15), a total of 10 flats have been released from the isolation after this procedure.

YD | Published: 3:20 PM Dec 16 2020

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