Covid19 risk in Colombo - Gampaha surges!

Covid19 risk in Colombo - Gampaha surges!

14 July 2020 03:02 pm

The risk of covid virus has increased in the Colombo and Gampaha districts after it was confirmed that a person who worked as a consultant at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center and two army officers who served at the camp had contracted the covid virus.

The consultant was a resident of the Gampaha district and tests confirmed that he and his driver had contracted the virus.

The man had appeared as a witness at a court hearing held in Gampaha on the 7th and in addition, he had visited the Maharagama Cancer Hospital with his wife.

He and the driver have traveled to many other places and also attended parties and almsgiving.

Two Army personnel residing in the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center in Homagama and Godagama have also been infected with the virus and 30 persons belonging to seven families who were associated with them and their families have been sent to quarantine.

When the two army officers returned home on leave, it was confirmed that they had contracted the virus and by that time they too had been traveling in public places.