Written by Zulfick Farzan
19 Oct, 2020 | 5:36 pm
Colombo (News 1st); 50 workers from Colombo Dockyard PLC were directed to quarantine after 05 Dock-Workers tested positive for COVID-19.
However, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman General Daya Ratnayake speaking to News 1st said the port operations are taking place as usual without any delay.
Other COVID-19 updates;
212 workers from the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far, said Mahendra Balasuriya, the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Union.
As of 17th October 2020, 02 factories located at the premises were completely shutdown.
PCR tests were carried out today on all close contacts of COVID-19 cases placed under quarantine in Samanthagama, Rambukkana.
The movement was restricted in two villages in Kuliyapitiya while a large number of people in another two villages were placed under quarantine.
02 family members of a Police Sergeant attached to the Police Post in Armor Street, Colombo had tested positive for COVID-19, said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana on Sunday (18).
16 Police Officers including the OIC of the Police Post were directed to immediate quarantine as the Police Sergeant had visited the Police Post on multiple occasions in the recent days, said Ajith Rohana.
The Deputy Police Chief said operations at the Police Post were suspended for several hours on Sunday (18) and operation only resumed following a proper disinfection process with Police Officers from multiple stations.
A close contact of a COVID-19 patient from the Minuwangoda cluster, living in Ruwanwella and placed under quarantine had tested positive for COVID-19.
The conductor of a bus operating from the Point Pedro Bus Depot tested positive for COVID-19.
Authorities said two workers from the Minuwangoda Brandix Apparel factory had traveled in the bus and all other passengers were placed under quarantine.
A doctor attached to the Elpitiya Hospital was placed under quarantine after a patient he treated in Karandeniya, Galle tested positive for COVID-19.P
PCR tests were carried out at the Negombo Public Market complex today and the premises remain closed after a businessman tested positive for COVID-19.
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