Quarantine curfew imposed in 4 police jurisdictions including Colombo Fort

Quarantine curfew imposed in 4 police jurisdictions including Colombo Fort

Quarantine curfew imposed in 4 police jurisdictions including Colombo Fort

Written by Staff Writer

25 Oct, 2020 | 9:52 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Quarantine curfew has been imposed in 4 Police jurisdictions including Colombo Fort.

Curfew has been imposed in Fort, Pettah, Borella, and the Welikada Police areas.

Residents of areas including Chilaw, Bandarawatta, Munneshwaram, and Aluthwewa tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday (24th Oct).

4 of these patients had visited the Peliyagoda fishing market.

Meanwhile, the Mirihana Police Station was disinfected on Sunday (25th Oct) after a police officer attached to the police station tested positive for COVID-19.

He has been identified as a close contact of patients from the Peliyagoda Fishing Market.

The Public market place in Hatton was closed down after a fishmonger there tested positive for COVID-19.

Steps were taken to secure several locations in the town after an assistant of a fishmonger transporting fish in Bagawanthalawa tested positive for the virus.

Employees at the Welisara Economic Centre in Gampaha were tested on Sunday (25th Oct) after an employee at the economic centre was identified as a COVID-19 patient.

Will the Manning market reopen?

With many COVID-19 patients being identified in Peliyagoda, the Manning Market was also closed down on the 22nd of this month.

“The decision to close down the manning market until the 2nd of next month was taken by the markets traders association and the security forces,” Chief Organizer of the Manning Market Anil Indrajith said. PCR tests at the

Meanwhile, PCR tests were conducted on over 800 people at the Galle Fisheries Harbour on Saturday (24th Oct).

5 COVID-19 patients were identified from the Galle Fisheries Harbour.

What is the situation at the Kalubowila Hospital?

6 staffers at the Kalubowila Hospital tested positive for COVID-19.

Director at the Hospital Dr. Asela Gunawardena said that the 1st patient tested positive there over a week ago.

The remaining 5 patients were close contacts of the initial patient.

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