Authorities discuss to lockdown Colombo?

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  • 308 people who had maintained contact with COVID-19 patients identified within the Colombo city limits have been subjected to quarantine

By Jamila Husain   

Top authoritative sources told Daily Mirror yesterday that discussions were ongoing if Colombo can go in for a lockdown for a few days in order to search for more infected people, as well as to stop a possible spread after recent patients were found from some areas.    

Sources said that so far a confirmed decision had not been reached but the matter was being discussed at the top level.   
Area police stations have also been prepared for a possible lock down but are awaiting further instructions.   


So far around 2,000 people in Maradana have been sent to self quarantine and have been banned from leaving their homes, after a patient from Maradana died due to the COVID-19.   
Further, 308 people who had maintained contact with COVID-19 patients identified within the Colombo city limits have been subjected to quarantine.   
The police and health authorities fear that more cases may be present in Colombo and these people need to be identified as soon as possible.   

 

  • So far a confirmed decision had not been reached but the matter was being discussed at the top level

 

  Comments - 4

  • Rds Saturday, 04 April 2020 11:26 AM

    What to lock down. It is already lock down of the highest level - curfew. Don't these journalist know what they are writing.

    Karin Jay Wednesday, 08 April 2020 10:16 PM

    We are under curfew at present, but are not locked down. Lock down means that nobody, not even vendors, can travel anywhere, whether or not he has a curfew pass.

    Ahamad Thursday, 09 April 2020 03:05 PM

    Theres no more to lock down in colombo. Average over 50percent of the colombo residents are choked down .by the un systemetic curfew. If you want to learn learn from your small neghbour singapore how systemetic they handle even though their total is much higher than sri lanka. Singaporeans might not be sad even if the govt. Extend the partial lockdown for another 6month since .every need and want are given generously by there govt . I salute their leadership.and .decisions they make . May god bless them and i pity the nations of sri lanka and i personally pray that their rulers understand their peoples agony and hardship. And make clean and clear decisions with a very open mind .god bless you sri lanka ameen.

    Leslie Gunatilleka Friday, 10 April 2020 12:39 PM

    If you’re not happy here, you are welcome to leave for Singapore.


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