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Sri Lanka to lift Coronavirus curfew on Monday, some areas isolated: Army Chief

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Coronavirus curfew will be lifted in the Western province and several other areas, but some high risk areas would continue to be isolated, Army chief Shavendra Silva said as deaths continued to rise.

Mattakuliya, Modera, Bloemandhal, Kotahena, Grandpass, Foreshore, Adirippu Road, Maligawatte, Dematagoda, Wellampitiya, Borella and Keselwatte will continue to be isolated.

In Gampaha Wattala, Peliyagoda, Kadawatha, Ragama, Negombod, Pamumugama, Ja-Ela and Sapugaskanda will be continued to be isolated.

In Kaluthata; Horana, Ingiriya, Wekada West Grama Sevaka areas would be isolated. (21/2)

In Kurunegala; the Municipal area and Kuliyapitiya police area to be isolated.

Food suppliers including ‘Choon Parng’ bread sellers would be allowed into the isolated areas, General Silva said.

But several flat in highly built-up areas in Colombo would be strictly isolated where movement out of the building would be prohibited.

Mattakkuliya: Mehthsanda Sevana and Minijaya Sevana Flats.

Modara: Ranmuthu Sevana Flats

Grandpass: Muwadora Uyana Flats

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Dematagoda: Sirisara Uyana

Maligawatte: NHS Flats.

General Silva told Sri Lanka’s Derana Television that some of the home deaths reported were from the flats.

Overnight Sri Lanka’s Coronavirus deaths rose to 34 with three deaths at home and 445 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed, official data showed taking the total to 13,419 cases official data showed.

A 42-year old female from Maligawatte, Colombo 10 who had a history of heart disease had died at home from a heart attack, the state information office said.

A 69-year old female from Maligawatte, Colombo 10, had died after admission to the National Hospital from Covid-19 related pneumonia.

A 67-year old male from Wellampitiya, who had chronic diseases had died at home from Covid-19 related pneumonia after having fever several days.

An 88-year old female from Ganemulla who was a contact of an identified infected person from Minuwangoda had died. She was admitted to the Laggala Pallegama Hospital and transferred to IDH in Colombo.

She had died of sepsis and pneumonia.

Another 445 new Coronavirus cases were confirmed on November 07.

Sri Lanka has dropped institutional quarantine for home quarantine where First and Second contact family members are now in the same location.

Sri Lanka had confirmed 13,419 Covid-19 cases so far and 5,662 persons were under treatment. (Colombo/Nov08/2020)

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