Isolation orders for six areas in Colombo lifted – Army Chief

ECONOMYNEXT – Six housing complexes in inner-city Colombo which had been declared no-go zones over Covid 19 infections have been released from isolation, the head of the Covid Prevention Task Force, Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva announced.

The six complexes listed in the announcement which came through the Department of Government Information are as follows:

– Randiya Uyana – Mattakkuliya
– Methsanda Uyana – Modera
– Mihijaya Sevana – Modera
– Muvadora Uyana – Grandpass
– Samagi Pura – Grandpass
– Mihindu Senpura Uyana – Dematagoda

The densely populated areas in Colombo have been seen as the most vulnerable to the spread of Covid 19.

The commercial capital has a high rate of infection despite robust testing and detection regime run through its efficient Public Health network.

The city’s Mayor Rosy Senanayake had previously urged the central government to lock down her city but instead, the authorities chose to isolate vulnerable areas which had a high rate of infections.

Senanayake told reporters on Friday that more than 250 staff at Colombo’s City Hall had tested Covid positive. (Colombo December 12, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana

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