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Schools in Dambulla closed for a week

All schools in the Dambulla education zone will be closed for a week from tomorrow, said the Dambulla Municipal Council Mayor Jaliya Opatha.

The decision was taken as a precautionary measure, after three persons tested positive for COVID-19 at the Dambulla Economic Center.

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Dambulla Educational Division schools closed for five days

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All schools within the Dambulla Educational Division will be kept closed for five days from tomorrow (30) until Friday (4) due to the impact of COVID-19, said Dambulla Mayor Jaliya Opatha.

He was speaking to the media after participating at a special meeting with the health authorities and Police today.

Opatha said the authorities have reached this decision to close the schools following the identification of three new COVID-19 infected cases from the Dambulla Economic Centre today.

“These new cases were reported out of the 200 random PCR tests conducted at the Economic Centre. They are residents of Thalakiriyagama in Galewela and Kolatissa in the Galaha and Katiyawa area in Eppawala. The other employees of these three shops where the infected served have been sent on self quarantine. These shops will be permitted only after the completion of the disinfection process,” the Mayor said.

While the meeting was going on, the Mayor had received a tip-off that a group of individuals were playing Cricket at the Economic Centre while another group was consuming alcohol inside a stall despite the quarantine regulations.

Accordingly, the Mayor along with the Deputy Mayor and Police rushed to the place and informed the Police to take legal action against the culprits.

Meanwhile, the health authorities in the area stressed that stern action will be taken against those who violate the quarantine regulations.