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.
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)