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At least 152 people including students had been subjected to quarantine after they are alleged to have maintained close links with a physics teacher of a semi-government school at Gamapaha today, Gampaha Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Subash Subasinghe said.

He told Daily Mirror the teacher had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and had caught the virus from his brother-in-law, who had driven the vehicle in which a counsellor had travelled to the Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu.

Dr. Subasinghe said prompt measures had been taken to identify the close contacts of the teacher, who also conducts tuition classes at Gampaha.

52 people including the staff members and students of the school and another 100 students of tuition classes, were subjected to PCR tests.

“According to the reports, none of them have tested positive for the virus,” Dr. Subasinghe said.

The teacher is a resident of Yakkala.

Dr. Subasinghe said they would continue to conduct more PCR tests on the contacts, who had tested negative.  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • PD Tuesday, 21 July 2020 06:31 PM

    This is why everyone needs to wear a mask. Virus cannot spread with a mask.

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:11 PM

    Masks do not prevent the spread of Covid .. it only minimises the risk of one form of spread .. read before you type

    Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:26 PM

    Masks should certainly be worn but the virus can still spread if everyone wears them. Need the whole panoply of measures to combat the virus, distancing, no large gatherings, hand hygiene, aggressive test, track and trace. Masks are an important part of the solution. Just because you wear a mask do not become complacent.

    Asok Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:17 PM

    HUREY HUREY. ELECTION HUREY. JUNE WE INFORMED. NOT TAKEN ACTION OUR MR. RS 2500/- WHERE ARE YOU ?? OPENING THE SCHOOL BEST DAY SEPTEMBER !!WE INFORMED YOU ALL EARLY JUNE GO THROUGH THE DAILY MIRROR COMMENTS

    Dee Tuesday, 21 July 2020 08:22 PM

    'Sar'. Please help us pheasants 'Sar'!. Not 2/3 'Sar' , We give all 3 'Sar'

    Eichmann Bernhard Tuesday, 21 July 2020 08:25 PM

    Of these, 100 were members of the army

    F_-_a-_'_z Wednesday, 22 July 2020 05:09 PM

    So is it sure that the school will be opened in 27th july?....


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