Six housing schemes in Colombo district released from isolation: Army Commander

Six housing schemes in Colombo district released from isolation: Army Commander

Six housing schemes in Colombo district released from isolation: Army Commander

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

12 Dec, 2020 | 8:37 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Six housing schemes in the Colombo district were released from isolation with effect at 6:00 am on Saturday morning (Dec. 12), Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the Army Commander and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said.

Accordingly, Randiya Uyana in Mutuwal, Methsanda Uyana, Mihijaya Sevana in Modara, Muvadora Uyana & Samagipura in Grandpass, and Mihindusenpura in Dematagoda will be released from isolation.

Based on instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to conduct PCR tests on all the occupants in the housing schemes, tests were conducted targeting every unit in the housing schemes, the Army Commander told News 1st.

PCR tests were conducted on every member of the family in the event anyone was found positive for COVID-19, emphasized the NOCPCO Chief.

“Accordingly, more than 2/3rd of the people living in six flats in the Colombo district; Randiya Uyana in Mutuwal, Methsanda Uyana, Mihijaya Sevana in Modara, Muvadora Uyana, and Samagipura in Grandpass and Mihindusenpura in Dematagoda, have been released from isolation since 6:00 this morning (12). Thereby, these people will be free,” Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva noted.

Further commenting the Army Commander said out of 5000 to 7000 people living in these flats, such as Randiya Uyana in Mutuwal, only 40 COVID-19 cases were detected in total.

“We are very grateful to the people who were living in these flats, given that they were isolated for more than 51-days; we are grateful to the people who were very patient enough to live under isolation for the sake of the other people of the country,” Army Commander – Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva emphasized.

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