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* Sri Lanka Speaker contracts COVID-19
Sat, Jan 29, 2022, 10:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 29, Colombo: Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has also contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

Speaker Abeywardena remained at his home till last evening and thereafter was admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital, local news reports said.

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said a rapid antigen test performed after he experienced a feverish condition has confirmed that he has contracted the virus.

Twelve parliamentarians have contracted the Covid since the opening of the parliament on the 18th in the new year.

 

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