Oct 18, Colombo: Hirdaramani Group has been conducting routine PCR tests at their facilities, and last evening they have detected that one employee was COVID-19 positive, the Group said in a press statement.
While the employee is currently asymptomatic and in stable condition, the Company has taken measures to direct employees who were in contact with the employee to self-isolate and to disinfect the facilities.
Following is the statement issued by Hirdaramani Group:
We wish to inform you that, during routine PCR testing at our facilities, an associate at Hirdaramani Industries, Kahathaduwa tested positive for COVID-19 on October 17, 2020. Since the start of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, our dedicated factory teams have been conducting PCR testing across all facilities.
The associate is currently asymptomatic, in stable condition and following the required MOH procedures for quarantine and treatment.
As a precautionary measure, we are currently disinfecting the entire plant and have requested all employees working in the facility, and those in the Group who have come into contact with the individual, to self-isolate while we conduct further PCR tests. We are currently working with the relevant authorities to contact trace, arrange additional tests as required and determine the next steps.
Hirdaramani prioritizes the health and safety of all associates and will provide maximum support to all those affected by the current situation, while ensuring that any impact on other employees and communities is minimized and contained.