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Sri Lanka EDB, BOI firms, essential offices to run in new Coronavirus isolated Colombo areas

ECONOMYNEXT – Factories linked to the Board of Investment, Export Development Board, courts, essential government and private companies can continue to operate in areas of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo that will be isolated from Monday, the information office said.

The companies and offices have to follow health regulations and operate under the directions of the health authorities.

From Monday, Maradana, Fort, Slave Island, Pettah and Dam Street police areas are being named as isolated areas in addition to existing areas, the state information office said.

In the Gampaha district, most areas will be released from isolation except for Negombo, Ja-Ela, Ragama, Kadawatha, Wattala and Peliyagoda.

The Kelaniya police area would be isolated from Monday 16, November 0500hours.

Isolation would also be removed from Kurunegala Municipal Council limits, Kuliyapitiya police areas on Monday 0500hours.

In Kegalle Ruwanwella police area and Mawanella police area would be released from isolation.
Sri Lanka confirmed 389 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday November 14, the state information office said.

There 5,206 active cases in hospitals, and second tier treatment centres, Sri Lanka’s Health Promotions Bureau said. So far 53 have died with 43 in the current wave. Sri Lanka has confirmed 16,583 cases of which 11,384 have recovered.

There is a trend where about 2-3 percent of the daily PCR tests of around 10,000 turning up positive, doctors have said, though hotspots in several provinces are being controlled with tracing and home isolation.

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