Lock-down Colombo city for at least two weeks: Colombo Mayor

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Asserting that new COVID-19 clusters are appearing in the Colombo City, Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday called for a lock-down of the city for at least two weeks, to contain the spread.

“Our City is in danger. Therefore, I appeal to the relevant authorities to lock the city down for about two weeks to flatten the curve,” she said.

Ms. Senanayake told Daily Mirror that five percent of those who are randomly PCR-tested within the city limit are found to be positive.

“There have been 4,339 cases in Colombo city as of date,” she added.

She revealed that 200 employees of the CMC had tested positive for the virus.

“We are doing our best and had carried out 25,237 PCR tests among the city dwellers. CMC is currently working with 25 doctors and 45 Public Health Inspectors (PHI). I got a resolution passed at the CMC to recall retired PHIs for work. We are also thinking of getting medical students to come and help us in controlling the spread . I am going to request the corporate sector to help us by providing essential goods to those who are living in isolated areas,” she said.

“Public also have a role to play and should stay indoors, wear masks and wash their hands. It is difficult to flatten the spread of the disease without support of the general public,” she also said.(Yohan Perera)

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  • Chris Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:12 PM

    Most of the city is locked down isn't it? This week even FortPettah and Slave Island.

    cineha Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:15 PM

    Now she too wants to make her presence felt. She is a good for nothing Mayor.

    REEZ Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:49 PM

    This time she is ok with the numbers.

    Selvakumar Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:52 PM

    What's point of lockdown, what's feedback got from lockdown place until now???, but covid - 19 still running with very bad way!!!

    Era Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:56 PM

    CMC is doing a good job. Please get down Rapid tests and do at least 20,000 tests per day. Positive people can go thru a PCR test.

    Mallika Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:28 PM

    Yeah right! Then you can sit in your lavish toilet and read a novel for two weeks I guess. How much did you say you spent on that toilet?

    Premalal Perera Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:49 PM

    Politicians, doctors, public servants are scared but they get their salaries at the end of the month. So they preach to the hapless masses to stay at home and starve. Let them first give up their salaries before you preach.

    Mihilal Fernando Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:59 PM

    Lockdown Colombo for one month to wipe out Covid 19 Corona.

    Jay Friday, 20 November 2020 11:08 AM

    What happened to Brandix??

    Selva Rajadurai Tuesday, 24 November 2020 06:37 PM

    2 weeks of hardship during the lockdown is much better than many people getting Covid and loosing their lives!


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