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Sri Lanka locksdown villages in Kalutara to contain Coronavirus, daily Covid-19 total 166

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has locked down several villages in Kaluthara South of Colombo to contain Coronavirus the state information said while Gampaha district north of the capital is under Coronavirus curfew till Monday.

The villages of Gorokgoda, Beragama, Dapiligoda and Kakulanda North in Agalawatte division and Bellana in Palinda Nuwara division have been isolated.

Sri Lanka has confirmed 166 new Coroanvirus cases on October 21 taking the total to 2508.

Sri Lanka’s total Coronavirus cases had risen to 5,920, and 2,406 are under medical treatment.

Sri Lanka’s stocks plunged 4 percent on Wednesday as new cases were discovered in the capital Colombo.

Authorities also found 49 confirmed cases at a fish market in Peliyagoda, north of Colombo.

The market was shut down around in mid-morning October 21, and about 1,000 persons in the market were quarantined, report said.

Sri Lanka’s Chief Epidemiologist Sudath Samaraweera, said random tests were conducted at the fish market because several already confirmed cases in the Minuwangoda cluster had said they had visited the market.

“We do not know whether there were cross infections taking place, but we conducted random tests based on information,” he said.

Two persons in Mulleriyawa and Wellampitiya, who worked at the fish-market had been confirmed, media reports said.

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Sri Lanka has been tracing contacts since the first patient from a cluster in Minuwangoda was found in on October 03. Over 1,000 persons in the factory were infected.

Media reports said a family health nurse attached to the De Zoysa hospital was confirmed.

Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said the curfew in Gampaha will be strictly enforced.

Workers at the Board of Investment factories will have to be taken by their own transport, he said.

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