Hirdaramani Industries in a statement said that the close contacts of the COVID-19 positive employee have tested negative.
Following is the full statement of the Company: “Further to the statement released on 18 October, regarding the identification of a COVID-19 positive employee, the management of Hirdaramani Group confirms that the associate is currently being treated under the supervision of the health authorities and is in stable condition.
“Following the identification and testing of the associate by the Kahathuduwa Medical Officer of Health, over 250 close contacts of the said associate were tested on 18 October. We can confirm that all the test results were negative for COVID-19.
“The entire process of identification of the initial patient, who attended a wedding in the Divulapitiya area, contact tracing and PCR testing, were conducted under the close supervision and monitoring of the Kahathuduwa Medical Officer of Health and his staff.
“We are working in close collaboration with the Government and Public Health Authorities, to ensure that stringent measures are enforced at all of our facilities to contain and prevent any further transmission of the virus.
“We wish to reiterate that the Hirdaramani Group continues to maintain firm adherence to all guidelines, protocols, and directives issued by the relevant Government and Public Health Authorities. “Our priority lies in the health, safety and dignity of all of our employees, and we humbly request that due respect is given to the privacy of the diagnosed.
“We express our sincere gratitude to the Kahathuduwa Medical Officer of Health, his staff and the authorities involved, for their ceaseless support in containing the pandemic and ensuring the safety of all Sri Lankans.”