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Three villages sealed off

Quarantine centre at Puttalam – Atalogama, Akurana villages isolated

A village in Akurana, Kandy and a village in Atalogama, Kalutara have been sealed off to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

“We have to some extent quarantined the Atalogama village and the situation there is somewhat under control. When the none Corona infected cases were found yesterday, the infected person’s father and daughter were also quarantined and we took measures to quarantine the whole village and now I am sure people will understand why we had to do it. Now the whole village has been sealed off and they are under quarantine.”

These villages have been isolated and no one is allowed to enter or leave these two villages, according to a circular issued by the President’s Office.

The Army Commander noted, “Then last night (28) with the discovery of the Coronavirus patient from the Akurana area which is located between Kandy and Matale. We had to quarantine the entire Akurana area as we are uncertain as to how many people the infected person had come in contact with.  Therefore, we have quarantined the whole village to ensure that the infection does not spread.”

Coronavirus infected persons have been found from the Akurana and Puttalam areas and the Army the Army had commenced the preparation of a quarantine centre last night (28) to quarantine these people for a period of 14 days, said Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva.

“We also found this infected person from Puttalam and we have found that he had associated with a large number of persons. The Army was in the process of establishing a quarantine centre in Puttalam and we have now decided to quarantine the residents of the whole area where this person had lived, at this new quarantine centre,” he said.

Currently, three villages have been sealed off to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, which are the Bandaragama-Atalogama, Kandy-Akurana and Puttalam-Kadayamkulam.

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