Nov 02, 2020

Auxiliary staffer at Indian High Commission tests positive for Covid-19

The Indian High Commission in Colombo states that an auxiliary staff member of the mission has tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday (01).

In a media release, the Indian High Commission notes that the affected staff member is currently is undergoing treatment at a designated Sri Lankan Government medical facility.

'Given the nature of the duties of the concerned staff, the person had minimal interaction with the chancery building and the official and the very few primary contacts have been subjected to PCR tests/relevant procedures, as per the stipulated health safety norms,' the media release adds.

The full media release is as follows :

High Commission of India
Colombo

PRESS RELEASE

We wish to inform that an auxiliary staff of the High Commission of India, Colombo tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. Currently the person is undergoing treatment at a designated Sri Lankan Government medical facility.

Given the nature of the duties of the concerned staff, the person had minimal interaction with the chancery building and the official and the very few primary contacts have been subjected to PCR tests/relevant procedures, as per the stipulated health safety norms.

The High Commission has been functioning on reduced strength for the past few weeks in view of the evolving COVID-19 situation. It has sanitized the entire premises and reinforced all necessary measures as per the guidelines issued by Government of Sri Lanka.

India remains committed to assist and cooperate with Sri Lanka to effectively fight COVID -19 in all manners possible.

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