By Yohan Perera
Some 1400 people belonging to 220 families in a by lane off Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha in Colombo 10 have been quarantined following the death of an elderly man in Maradana Wednesday.
CMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijeyamuni said people in the flat along this road had been advised to remain indoors and not to move from house to house within the flat.
The victim has sought treatment from the local CMC dispensary in the vicinity and from Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital. He had allegedly not divulged the fact that his son had returned from a pilgrimage in Medina recently.