Sri Lanka Peliyagoda fish-market to re-open on Dec 16 under Covid-19 rules

ECONOMYNEXT – A fish-market in Peliyagoda north of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, which was the epicentre of a Coronavirus cluster that spread around the country and built up areas nearby, will re-open for wholesale trade on December 06.

“The fish-market which was temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be re-opened under Health Ministry guidelines for limited wholesale activities,” Secretary to the fisheries ministry R M I Ratnayake said in a statement.

The fish-market has to be re-modelled to confirm to health ministry guideline for retail sales to take place, he said.

Until them limited wholesale trading will be allowed.

The fish-market where thousands of people visit each day, made it difficult for authorities to trace and quarantine contacts and the disease spread rapidly in built up areas in north Colombo.

It is not clear whether traders in the market, where hundreds were infected will now have herd immunity. (Colombo/Dec15/2020)

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