Written by Zulfick Farzan
30 Oct, 2020 | 5:28 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Kurunegala Medical Office of Health took measures to restrict movement in Mallawapitiya after 07 COVID-19 cases were reported from the area on Thursday (29).
The COVID-19 affectees are currently placed in home-quarantine and their first-tier associated are being traced, said the local MOH Office.
Further, the Wilgoda area in the Kurunegala Town was placed on lockdown and isolated after 08 people tested positive for the coronavirus following random PCR tests.
The COVID-19 affectees are currently placed in home-quarantine and are monitored by health officials.
A 34-year-old employee attached to the Department of Labour had tested positive for COVID-19.
The COVID-19 affectee had visited Anuradhapura from Colombo on Wednesday, and later it was revealed he was infected.
It was reported, the said individual had visited multiple places in the Anuradhapura Town and the Anuradhapura Municipal Council disinfected those locations on Friday (30).
The Kotagala MOH said an employee at the Peliyagoda Fish Market and Close Contact who were placed in quarantine at the Drayton Estate, Kotagala, and Kotagala Town were exposed to COVID-19.
08 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday (30) from Eheliyagoda and 04 of them are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish Market Cluster.
The other 04 cases are close contacts of the Colombo Dockyard, said the Eheliyagoda MOH.
Among the case is the wife and 11-month old child of a fishmonger.
Another woman who was exposed to COVID-19 was the Head of the local Sub-Post Office.
Around 200 close contacts have been placed in self-quarantine.
A 27-year-old woman employed at the Koggala Free Trade Zone tested positive for COVID-19.
A resident from Rathgama, the woman was admitted to the Maha Modara Hospital in Galle several days ago, and PCR tests confirmed she was exposed to COVID-19, said Dr. Venura Singarachchi, the Head of the Galle Epidemiology Unit.
125 close contacts were also subject to PCR testing, he added.
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