Quarantine curfew in Gothatuwa, Mulleriyawa from tonight
October 24, 2020 03:25 pm
Quarantine curfew will be imposed in two more police areas within Colombo District this evening (24), says the Commander of Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
Thereby, Gothatuwa and Mulleriyawa police areas will be under quarantine curfew starting from 7.00 pm today.
Seven other police areas in Colombo District, namely Mattakkuliya, Modara, Wellampitiya, Bloemendhal and Grandpass, Kotahena, Dematagoda and Maradana are also currently under quarantine curfew until further notice.
In the meantime, quarantine curfew came into force in Payagala, Beruwala and Aluthgama police areas of Kalutara District with immediate effect last night (23) and will be effective until 5.00 am on Monday (October 26).
Persons living in curfew areas have been requested to restrict their movements and interactions.
The decision came after the recent surge in Covid-19 positive cases in the aforementioned and localities.
Sri Lanka saw the highest daily count of Covid-19 cases yesterday as 866 persons in total were tested positive for the virus. More than 500 of them have been linked to the Peliyagoda Fish Market.