Health Authorities Tracing The Source Of 'Parliament Cluster': Dayasiri Suspected To Have Contracted Virus From Hettipola Office

It is suspected that State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera contracted COVID19 at his political office in Hettipola in the Kurunegala district, informed health sources revealed.

Dayasiri Jayasekera was the first Sri Lankan MP to be tested positive for COVID19. After his detection, MP Rauff Hakeem and Minister Vasudewa Nanayakkara were also tested positive for the virus.

Seven persons and about 30 members of their families in the Nikaweratiya electorate who went to Jayasekera's political office have been place under quarantine, the Health authorities said.

This includes four residents of the Rasnayakapura area, and three residents of Kotawehara and members of their families. It has been revealed that the seven persons had visited the Minister's political office on the "public day", the Medical Officer of Health said. A number of MPs and parliamentary staffers who came into close contacts with the infected MPs have been asked to adopt struct health precautions.

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