Two Sri Lanka hotel employees where England team stays, test COVID-19 positive

Written by Vipin Darwade

Two employees of a tourist hotel in Dadalla, Galle, where the English cricketers are staying during the first test match between the two countries at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, have been tested positive with COVID-19.

The Galle District Health Services Director’s office said that the two employees, who work in the hotel kitchen are residents of Kapumulla and Weligama.

The duo was found infected with COVID-19 through PCR tests conducted yesterday among the hotel staff and the visiting English cricketers.

Earlier, England cricketer Moeen Ali was infected by the new UK variant of the coronavirus. On the eve of the 2-match Test series between England and Sri Lanka, deputy Chief Epidemiologist Hemantha Herath said that Moeen is Sri Lanka’s first such case. The Sri Lankan health ministry, hence, commanded extra precautions to be taken to guarantee the stop of spread of the virus from Moeen Ali in the nation. Moeen Ali had returned positive results for COVID-19 on January 4, after reaching the Island country.

Previously, Cricket Age had published that the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has Isolated 5 ‘newly found Covid Positive’ employees In a hotel in Koggala adhering the health guidelines. Among those, one employee’s entire family is affected by the Virus.


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