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Police curfew in Wattala, Ja-Ela as new COVID-19 patient found

ECONOMYNEXT – Police curfew has been imposed on the Wattala and Ja-Ela police divisions effective from 10pm today until further notice, with the discovery of a new COVID-19 patient in Ja-Ela.

The police media division confirmed to EconomyNext that a patient has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Police curfew was imposed on Puttalam, Chilaw and a part of Negombo yesterday to prevent secondary transmission of the virus. It was subsequently lifted at 8.0am today to allow nomination papers for the upcoming general elections to be handed over, the police department said in a statement. (Colombo/Mar19/2020)

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