State Minister Piyal Nishantha tests COVID-19 positive | Daily News

State Minister Piyal Nishantha tests COVID-19 positive

Women and Child Development, Pre-School & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education Services State Minister Piyal Nishantha has tested positive for COVID-19.

10 staff members of the Minister have been ordered to self qurantine. He becomes the fourth Parliamentarian to test positive after Dayasiri Jayasekara, Rauff Hakeem and Vasu Nanayakkara.

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State Minister Piyal Nishantha tests positive for COVID-19

Camelia Nathaniel

State Minister of Women and Child Development Piyal Nishantha de Silva has tested positive for COVID-19. In a post on his official FB account the State Minister had stated that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Sergeant-at-Arms of the Parliament Narendra Fernando told the Daily News that the MP had tested positive after undergoing a Rapid Antigen Test.

He said the State Minister has been subjected to a PCR test and is awaiting the result. Meanwhile, 10 staff members of the State Minister have been instructed to self-isolate following his detection.

On his FB post the State Minister had said that he is following the instructions of the health authorities and advised those who had come in contact with him to also cooperate with the health authorities.

State Minister Piyal Nishantha de Silva is the fourth Parliamentarian to test positive for COVID-19 after MPs Dayasiri Jayasekara, Rauff Hakeem and Vasudeva Nanayakkara.