Colombo, October 22 (newsin.asia) – A curfew has been declared in parts of Colombo with immediate effect.
The curfew will be in force till 5 am on 26th October (Monday) according to Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.
The curfew has been implemented on the advice of the health authorities due to coronavirus patients emerging from these areas. “The public in these areas have been advised to stay at home,” he said.
Vehicles can travel through these areas but not drop or pick anyone.
The Pettah Manning Market and Peliyagoda fish market have been temporarily closed as well.
The Kegalle District Health Services Director Dr. Kumara Wickramasinghe reported 23 COVID-19 positive cases identified from the Kegalle District.
A curfew was imposed on the entire Gampaha District yesterday (21). The public is allowed to travel to the hospital in an emergency while anyone travelling to the airport can use their air tickets and journalists can use their media identification cards.
167 Covid-19 patients were reported yesterday (21) in Sri Lanka taking the total identified patients number to 5978. The total number of active patients in Sri Lanka has risen to 2464 while the recovered patients stand at 3501 with 13 registered deaths as of yesterday.