67 from Ratnapura and Pelmadulla sent to quarantine centre

9 April 2020 12:58 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least 67 people from the Ratnapura and Pelmadulla areas have been sent to the Diyatalawa Quarantine Centre.

Accordingly, several families at Mudduwa in Ratnapura and six families in the Pelmadulla area have been sent for quarantine after two others who are family members of the gem businessman of Ratnapura were found positive for COVID-19.

Sabaragamuwa Provincial Director of Health Services Dr Kapila Kannangara said several relatives of the Ratnapura gem businessman and employees of a gem mine belonged to him and their families are among those sent for quarantine. (Lasantha Niroshana)


  Comments - 2

  • Ranjith Thursday, 09 April 2020 03:40 PM

    We boast srilanka has taken all precautions to control corona virus 208 countries and territories have being effected by the virus we stand at 40th position cases /1 million population we are not number 1 there are 39 countries better than us and keep on changing health authorities and forces should take full responsibility to eradicate corona virus immediately from our country credit should not go to 1 person it should go to whole nation we are all supporting in all actions taken

    Bellana Karunaratne Friday, 10 April 2020 07:57 AM

    With all due respects to the Director General of Health Services, I think we should consider the collective knowledge and experience of GMOA a lot more than now. Let sanity prevail at the end.

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