BRANDIX issued an official statement this evening clarifying matters surrounding the latest COVID-19 cluster.

A total of 1,394 Brandix employees of the Minuwangoda facility have been tested for COVID-19 on 5th October 2020, during which some waiting time was experienced due to the large number of tests to be completed.

Thus far, 567 employees have been confirmed positive.

One of the main challenges regrettably experienced throughout this process is that a majority of the positive cases have proven to be an asymptomatic or lacking display of symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Brandix said it continues to engage with the relevant authorities and are doing our utmost to look into the care of those affected while transferring their family members and close contacts to quarantine centers.

Brandix went on to note it is additionally taking every measure possible to make them comfortable during their stay.

” The well-being of our employees, communities, and our nation continues to be our priority. We also remain truly appreciative of the support and counsel extended to us by the Presidential Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka Army to navigate through this situation,” said the statement.