Hirdaramani issues statement on discovery of COVID patient at Kahathuduwa plant

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Hirdaramani Industries yesterday issued the following statement following the discovery of a COVID-19 positive case among its employees at the Kahathuduwa factory. 

We wish to inform you that, during routine PCR testing at our facilities, an associate at Hirdaramani

Industries, Kahathuduwa tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 October. Since the start of the recent

COVID-19 outbreak, our dedicated factory teams have been conducting PCR testing across all facilities.

The associate is currently asymptomatic, in stable condition, and following the required MOH procedures for quarantine and treatment.

As a precautionary measure, we are currently disinfecting the entire plant and have requested all employees working in the facility, and those in the Group who have come into contact with the individual, to self-isolate while we conduct further PCR tests. We are currently working with the relevant authorities to contact trace, arrange additional tests as required, and determine the next steps.

Hirdaramani prioritises the health and safety of all associates and will provide maximum support to all those affected by the current situation, while ensuring that any impact on other employees and communities is minimised and contained.