Five villages in Beruwala locked down as dodger tests positive for COVID-19

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The detection of an individual from Pannila in the Beruwala police area today, who failed to report his infection to health authorities, had compelled relevant officials to isolate at least 100 people from about 20 families in the area, police said.

The dodger Mohammed Haris Mohamed Hafeez (31), a driver attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Kiripattiyawatta in Pannila, has been reported to the police by residents of the area after he had gone into hiding with the development of cough and fever.

Commenting on this, Kalutara SP Kapila Premadasa said when the Beruwala Police received the information, a team of police officers visited his residence with health officials and brought him to the Nagoda District Hospital where he tested positive for COVID-19.

“The man was referred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) from Nagoda last noon. His family members and neighbours numbering to at least 100 from 20 families have been isolated. Health authorities and the police were on the lookout for others associated with him for the last two weeks,” he said.

Thus, Pannila becomes the fourth village to be isolated for 14 days quarantine after Kadayankulum in Puttalam, Atulugama in Kalutara and Kolombugahawatta in Akurana. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 11

  • Jaffna man Tuesday, 31 March 2020 02:06 AM

    "Thus, Pannila becomes the fourth village to be isolated for 14 days quarantine after Kadayankulum in Puttalam, Atulugama in Kalutara and Kolombugahawatta in Akurana" Why NO mention of Thavady Village in Jaffna?

    lahiru Tuesday, 31 March 2020 02:10 AM

    this jihaids has no brain

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 31 March 2020 02:42 AM

    This comment is NOT based on communal reasons. Almost all the dodgers found from various areas (starting from Mount Lavinia) are from one particular community. Does this shows their lack of concern for the fellow citizens???

    Lee Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:55 AM

    This is the first time you guys has reveled a name may I know why is that

    Hautaum Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:10 AM

    tighten the preventative measures as much as can

    E.H.Pemaratne Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:27 AM

    ll seem to be Muslim villagers. Bear brethren be mindful of yourselves and the country as a whole.

    Max Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:38 AM

    One idiot is enough to burn down the entire country. Please arrest him and take stern actions if he recover

    Citizen Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:05 AM

    Pls refrain from using name, age, cast, creed etc.., just report as a Covid-19 patient.

    Lankan love Tuesday, 31 March 2020 04:40 PM

    There were so many dodgers we're arrested and none were named why only highlight a Muslim name??

    moh Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:57 PM

    Till date many were sent to isolation and infected were taken to hospital but name or age wasnt mentioned even those who died then why only this patient??

    Mohamed zakeriya Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:48 PM

    Please publish a list of all individuals who have been found to have the Corona Virus.It is discrimination to publish only one name and the community he belongs to. Do you think anyone wants to plan to have this virus. Of course, they might have made a mistake by not reporting to authorities. If anyone did not report to the authorities, they should be dealt with according to law. Please avoid publishing names or publish all names to be fair.


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