Quarantine curfew in Gampaha district from tonight till Monday

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will impose a “quarantine curfew” in the Gampaha district from 2200 hrs today (21 October) to Monday (26 October), Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva said.

It’s not clear if the sudden quarantine curfew in the district is due to the detection of 49 fish vendors in the Peliyagoda fish market earlier today. The market is located in the Gampaha district.

The COVID-19 situation report of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPOC), the country has had a total of 5,810 cases out of which 2,341 are active cases who are receiving treatments.

The Minuwangoda cluster alone has 2,344 patients, of which 1041 are staffs of Brandix and the rest of the 1,3030 cases are close contacts of the cluster.

Only 50 cases are reported from foreign returnees. (Colombo/oct21/2020)

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