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Sri Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya vacation city warns off visitors as Coronavirus spikes

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s hill country vacation hotspot Nuwara Eliya has asked weekend trippers not to come to the town as 30 Coronavirus patients were confirmed, as the Covid-19 continued to spread around the island.

“More than 30 persons have been confirmed with Coronavirus so far,” District Secretary M B Pushpakumara said in a statement.

“Usually large numbers of visitors come to Nuwara Eliya over the weekend. Due to the spread of Coronavirus coming to Nuwara Eliya is extremely risky.

“I respectfully request trippers to not come to Nuwara Eliya until the situation gets better.”

Coronavirus has spread around the country from a fish-market in Peliyagoda north of the capital Colombo. (Colombo/Oct29/2020)

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