Sri Lanka Health Minister infected with COVID-19

Pavithra Wanniarachchi

Health Minister of Sri Lanka Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been diagnosed as a COVID-19 infectee.

Health Minister Wanniarachchi is currently receiving treatment at an intermediate hotel quarantine centre in Hikkaduwa, the minister’s media secretary said.

Minister Wanniarachchi was tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (January 22) in a rapid antigen test.

So far, five parliamentarians, including four ministers, have been infected with COVID-19.

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister Piyal Nishantha, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem and Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi are among them.

They all officially declared themselves as infectees of COVID-19.