149 people to be released from quarantine today

149 people to be released from quarantine today

149 people to be released from quarantine today

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Apr, 2020 | 9:44 am

Colombo (News 1st);  A group of 149 people will be released from Quarantine Facilities today.

Chief of Defence Staff and Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said 1749 people remain across 19 Quarantine Facilities in the country.

Speaking to News 1st, the Army Commander said among those who would be released today are people from Akurana.

He went on to note, yesterday PCR tests were performed on a group of 320 people held at Quarantine Facilities and the reports are expected to be received by the end of the day or by tomorrow.

Speaking on the COVID-19 cases reported yesterday, the Army Commander said 31 of the 33 people who tested positive are those identified to have maintained contact with the woman who tested positive from Bandaranaike Mawatha in Colombo 12 recently.

He added all of them were confirmed to have contracted the virus while they were taken away for Quarantine.

One of the other two people is a Kidney Patient from Boralegamuwa and he had visited a Dispensary which was previously visited by a COVID-19 patient.

The Army Commander said all those who had contact with the man from Boralegamuwa are being traced and quarantined adding the Dispensary was sealed.

The other person, a fishmonger, was from Piliyandala, and his brother had returned from Australia and undergone self-quarantine at his residence.

All those who associated this person have been quarantined.

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