11 families in Piliyandala sent for Quarantine

21 April 2020 01:38 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Health authorities had taken step to quarantine 66 individuals from eleven families in Piliyandala MOH area after a patient infected with COVID-19 was identified today.  

Dr. Indika Ellawala said the individuals placed under self quarantine were those suspected to have associated the patient.

He said the patient was fish seller who brought fish from Peliyagoda fish market and sold them in Kahatuduwa, and Polgasovita areas.

The MOH said he received information that the patient had visited a house of a vegetable trader, a Grama Niladhari, a lawyer and several of his friends.

 Dr. Ellawala said the elder brother of the infected patient had returned from Australia on March 14 and placed under 14 day quarantine till March 28 and that he had not shown any symptoms of Corona virus infection and that it was in question how his brother contracted the disease.

He said the patient was admitted to the Kotalawala Medical Faculty hospital on Monday evening and transferred to Mulleriyawa Infected Diseases Hospital (IDH). (H.M.Dharmapala)

  Comments - 4

  • Borat Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:34 PM

    No drama in televising people loaded into buses?

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:03 AM

    All mobile vendors Better be tested before venturing out

    Deva Ellepola Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:47 AM

    There is urgently a need to have to be some system devised for persons delivering goods to houses and the place where these supplies are distributed for the personal involved to be tested before they are allowed to venture out in above activities. If they can be issued a Essential services pass one must device a method that on a daily basis the person who engages in distribution , selling, or any activity of that nature carries a certificate that he / she is free form the infection. There only a very few vendors a manageable amount that operates now.not only the vehicle but the person also should be certifies with his picture, Id so that spot Cheques can be done when they are seen going in the area to see if it is the certified person attending to same. Manning market got close. The Economic center in Narahenpita is opened. It is good as people must have a way of getting goods. But it is free for all. Even the basic requirement of wearing a mask not followed by the customer ,Vendors

    Damika Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:12 AM

    As per everyone's plus in particular of Dave's comments, t does a need a SYSTEM established to boost the confidence on public as well as a way of minimizing spread of risk. I wrote to Viyath Maga and please inform the relevant authrorities too and the State needs a lot more input constructive suggestions and support help Volunteers of course too those who can assist to manage the issues in this unprecedented time of pandemic. Stay Safe!

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