Some forty-five Indian workers at a cement factory that is under construction in the Hambantota Investment Zone have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Southern Provincial Health Services Office Director said.
According to the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) reports conducted on over 50 employees at the site by the Hambantota Medical Officer (MOH), 45 Indians have been diagnosed with coronavirus and were admitted to the Corona Treatment Centre at the Hambantota Old Hospital yesterday (17).
A total number of 1,260 employees, including 460 Sinhalese, 320 Tamils, and 480 Indians, were working at the construction site, and they have been given the second dose of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 42 out of 480 Indians have refused to take COVID vaccine, but they have not been diagnosed with the virus. (D.G. Sugathapala)