Written by Zulfick Farzan
04 Oct, 2020 | 9:10 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police imposed a Police/Quarantine curfew for the Veyangoda Police Jusrisdiction with immediate effect on Sunday (04) until further notice.
Earlier, on Sunday (04) the Minuwangoda and Divulapitiya Police Jusrisdiction were put under Police/Quarantine curfew after an apparel worker and her daughter tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sunday’s (04) COVID-19 patients detected from Divulapitiya are the first community COVID-19 case detected after 02 months, said Chief Epidemiologist of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera.
The family and relatives as well as all those who were in close association with the patient were detected and moved to immediate quarantine after conducting PCR tests, said Dr. Samaraweera.
The Public Health Inspectors Association said 750 close associates of the apparel worker in Divulapitiya have been subject to self-quarantine.
The PHI Association Chief Upul Rohana speaking to News 1st said around 600 apparel workers were among those moved to quarantine and the PHIs are engaged in contact tracing as well.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana on Sunday (04) afternoon said violating the Quarantine Curfew is an offense according to the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Penal Code, he said.
Anyone convicted on those grounds will face a prison sentence or a fine or both, said the Deputy Police Chief.
All measures are place to locate the source from where an apparel worker contracted the Coronavirus on Sunday (04) said said Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
Speaking to reporters the Army Commander said all necessary preventive measures have been put in place soon after a 39 -year old apparel industry female worker who was admitted with fever symptoms was confirmed positive to COVID-19 infection, following PCR tests done at Gampaha District Hospital on Saturday evening (3).
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