Doctor who attended gathering at GMOA chief’s house contracts coronavirus


A doctor who attended a gathering at the residence of Dr Anuruddha Padeniya, the President of Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to reports, close to 20 persons from three families have gathered at Dr Padeniya’s residence.

The virus-infected doctor is currently under medical care at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH).

Thereby, Dr. Padeniya has been identified as a close contact of the doctor in question.

However, it was reported that he had been to Deraniyagala area when the Public Health Inspector (PHI) in charge of the area went to his house 13th night and yesterday morning to place him under self-isolation.