Sixty COVID-19 cases reported from Dambulla, Galewela | Daily News

Sixty COVID-19 cases reported from Dambulla, Galewela

Sixty coronavirus cases have been reported from the Dambulla and Galewela areas, recently, health officials told the Daily News, yesterday. Most of them had been detected in random PCR tests conducted at the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

Officials said that six of the sixty were detected on Thursday, and that four of them were employed at the same centre. Considering the other two patients, one was a customer, while the other was a construction worker who was active in a nearby project. Authorities said that the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre has been disinfected, and that health officials and police are tracking the patients’ families and close associates.

Four shops at the centre have been closed due to the breakout.

Meanwhile, a 42-year-old man from Nadabagahawatta in Puwakpitiya, Galewela, had died of the disease on Wednesday. His body was cremated at the Dambulla Crematorium on Thursday, Dambulla Public Health Inspector Priyantha de Silva stated.