2000 people in Maradana subjected to quarantine : CMC

2000 people in Maradana subjected to quarantine : CMC

2000 people in Maradana subjected to quarantine : CMC

Written by Staff Writer

02 Apr, 2020 | 10:42 am

COLOMBO (News1st): The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) says that around 2000 people in Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha in Maradana have been subjected to quarantine within their homes.

This after a person in the area had died upon contracting COVID-19 late Wednesday, the CMC’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni explained.

Accordingly, 18 houses in a flat including that of the deceased, have been isolated from the other residences in the area.

The Chief Medical Officer noted that the daughter, son-in-laws, grandson, and granddaughter of the deceased have been directed to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Angoda.

At present, 308 people who had maintained contact with COVID – 19 patients identified within the Colombo city limits have been subjected to quarantine, Dr. Wijeyamuni said.

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