Sri Lanka imposes indefinite curfew in two towns to contain COVID spread

On October 4, Sri Lanka imposed an indefinite curfew in Divulapitiya and Minwangoda towns in the suburbs of Colombo as a measure to control the COVID-19 virus spread.  

An indefinite curfew has been imposed on Divulapitiya and Minwangoda towns in the suburbs of Colombo after a COVID-19 positive patient was detected on Sunday, Army Commander and COVID-19 prevention task force head Shavendra Silva said. He said a female from Divulapitiya who works in an apparel factory was found positive for coronavirus after she was admitted to a hospital in Gampaha for fever. Nearly 50 people from her workplace and the hospital have been sent for home quarantine after she was detected positive for COVID-19. According to officials, this is likely the first COVID-19 community case detected since April. Recent infections have come from foreign returnees. 

According to officials, this is likely the first COVID-19 community case detected since April. Recent infections have come from foreign returnees. 

The Sri Lankan government on June 28 completely lifted the curfew imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus after no new case of community infection was recorded for nearly two months. 

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