Quarantine curfew in Kuliyapitiya and other areas: army chief

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka police imposed quarantine curfew in Kuliyapitiya, Pannala Giriulla, Narammala and Dummalasuriya police jurisdictions with immediate effect today, Army Commander Shavendra Silva issuing a statement said.

Meanwhile, the towns of Minuwangoda, Divulapitiya, Veyangoda, Gampaha, Kirindiwela, Dompe, Pugoda, Ganemulla, Weeragula, Weliweriya, Malwathuhiripitiya, Nittambuwa, Meerigama, Pallewela, Yakkala, Ja-ela, Seeduwa and Kandana Police areas are still under police curfew.

Aththanagalla and Meerigama divisional secretary areas as well as Maligathanna, Kurigama, Eluwapitiya villages and Katunayaka have also been locked down with new patients being discovered in those areas.

Sri Lanka’s national COVID-19 task force said 60 new patients were identified linked to the Minuwangoda Brandix cluster.

With the new patients the total Covid 19 patients in the country has increased to 5,685.

The task force said the number of positive cases reported from the Katunayaka free trade zone has also increased to 259. (Colombo/ October 20/ 2020)

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