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Beruwala fisheries harbour closed after COVID-19 cases detected

The Beruwala fisheries harbour has been closed temporarily until further notice after 10 persons tested positive for COVID-19. 100 random PCR tests at the fisheries harbour in Beruwala has been conducted yesterday in the light of reports on increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections connected to the Peliyagoda Fish Market. Accordingly, 10 out of 16 PCR test was tested positive, health authorities said.



Beruwala Fisheries Harbour temporarily closed

P. Pathmasuriya, Agalawatte Group Corr.

The health authorities have taken steps to temporarily close the Beruwala fisheries harbour after 20 people tested positive for COVID 19 following PCR tests.

The authorities carried out random PCR tests on 100 people at the harbour and 20 had tested positive.

The Public Health Inspector in charge of the area said that the process of separating the first and second tier relatives of the original corona infected persons was being expedited and that the decision to continue the closure of the the Beruwala fisheries harbour would be taken based on the results of the investigations.

In addition, a well known fish vendor associated with the Beruwala fishing harbour is also infected and steps have been taken to close five fish stalls in Aluthgama.

Accordingly, the total number of infected persons in the Beruwala fishing harbour in the Kalutara Medical Officer’s Division has increased to 21. Also nine other infected persons too have been identified from the area.