Sri Lanka Kolonnawa trash collection crippled as Coronavirus strike workers

ECONOMYNEXT – Trash collection in Kolonnawa, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has been crippled after sanitation workers were confirmed with Coronavirus and their colleagues were quarantined, an official said.

A driver, a backhoe operator and a caretaker of the waste dump had so been confirmed, Chief Public Health Inspector E Ekayanake told reporters.

“Their contacts are in several locations and they have been quarantined,” Ekayanake told reporters. “Now are finding it difficult to manage trash collection.

“There is a shortage of drivers, and a shortage of labourers.”

Sri Lanka has placed the capital Colombo under curfew as the disease spread rapidly mostly from a fish market just north of the capital.

People have started to turn up in hospital dead from the northern parts of Colombo.

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Authorities are insisting that there is no community transmission though dozens of infected persons are
turning also turning up in random tests.

A day earlier several prisoners at the main prison were confirmed in random tests. (Colombo/Nov06/2020)

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