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PM’s Media Division refutes false COVID-19 story

(UTV | COLOMBO) – The Prime Minister’s Media Division yesterday while refuting media reports, stressed that no internal security member from the Prime Minister’s office at Temple Trees or the Wijerama residence has contracted COVID-19.

The PMD in a statement said the news about a COVID positive case among the Security staff at the Prime Minister’s office is false.

The statement: “There has been a circulation of false news that a member of Security staff from the Prime Minister’s Office has tested positive.

“It is with complete responsibility that we confirm this news to be false, no internal security member from the Prime Minister’s Office, Temple Trees or the Wijerama Residence has tested positive.

“It is in fact that a member of the External Unit of the Prime Minister’s Advanced Security Division was diagnosed positive with COVID-19. The respective individual has not reported to work since October 17,2020.

“We request all Sri Lankan citizens to remain cautious, and vigilant during these challenging times and not to fall victim to any such false news,” the statement said.

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