- The two patients from Dabare Mawatha had come in contact with a previous patient
- One patient from 60 Watte had come from Bandaranayake Mawatha, Colombo 12
- The Havelock Lane patient is a CMC worker
By JAMILA HUSAIN
Health authorities yesterday declared Torrington 60 Watta in Colombo 7, Dabare Mawatha in Narahenpita and Havelock Lane, as isolated areas after the detection of COVID-19 patients there.
- Out of the four detected in the city, two patients were from Dabare Mawatha who had come in contact with a previous patient
- Contact tracing has helped identify all those who had associated with the patients
Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Dr. Anil Jasinghe said out of the 65 patients detected on Monday, four patients were from Colombo while the remaining were Navy personnel from the Welisara Navy camp. Out of the four detected in the city, two patients were from Dabare Mawatha who had come in contact with a previous patient.
Another patient was from Torrington 60 Watta and he had come into the area from Bandaranayaka Mawatha in Colombo 12.The fourth patient was detected at Havelock Lane and he was a Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) worker.
Investigations found that he had visited Bandaranayaka Mawatha recently. An eyewitness said as soon as these areas were isolated, a heavy military and police presence was deployed in the areas to prevent anyone from entering or leaving those areas.
The Daily Mirror learns that contact tracing has helped identify all those who had associated with the patients and residents will have to undergo tests for the virus in the coming days.