🔴 LIVE Blog – Covid-19 Updates for today – 21st October 2020 (Coronavirus)

Fort Police Station reopen for operations

DIG Ajith Rohana - Sri Lanka
DIG Ajith Rohana – Sri Lanka

The Fort Police Station, which was temporarily closed after a positive test was carried out by an officer attached to the station, was reopened to the public.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana confirmed that the station had been reopened at 9 a.m. this morning (21) following the full disinfection of the premises.

It was confirmed yesterday that the Police Inspector (IP) in the Western Province Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Fort Police Station had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

COVID-19 contracts am employee at WTC

An employee of an office located in the World Trade Center (WTC) building in Colombo was tested positive for coronavirus.

The infected person is confirmed to be an employee on the 32nd floor of the building.

As reported by the WTC, the person in question did not return to work after October 08.

Employees who came into contact with the patient were led for PCR testing.

In addition, the office was temporarily shut down and the 32nd floor of the WTC was disinfected.

Within 24 hrs 186 More Positive Cases Reported – NOCPCO

National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)
National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)

As of this morning (21), a total of 186 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 06 of them were expatriates ( 3 from Japan quarantined at Mandara Resort Mirissa, 1 from Qatar quarantined at Pelwehera QC, 2 from Russia quarantined at SLAGSC QC) and the rest 180 were locally-identified close contacts of Minuwangoda garment factory-infected employees, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

By 6.00 this morning (21), the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reported from Minuwangoda garment factory stands at 2344. Of them, 1,041 are factory employees and other 1303 are locally-identified contacts of those garment factory-infected employees.

Within the day (21), 510 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes. Of them, 13 persons are from Nipuna Boossa QC, 15 persons from Biyagama Village QC, 05 persons from Airport Wing Hub QC, 25 persons from Koggala Resort QC, 10 persons from Periyakadu Resort QC, 25 persons from Pampemadu QC, 257 persons from Brandix Punani QC, 145 persons from Sigiri Village QC, 01 person from Jetwing Blue QC and 01 more from Kamilet Beach QC.

To-date, 55,432 individuals have left for homes after quarantining. As of this morning (21), 8,323 persons in 74 tri-service-managed QCs (Army – 63, Navy – 7, Air Force – 4) are still in quarantine. Within yesterday (20), 8,021 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 398,196.

By 6.00 this morning (21), 17 fully-recovered COVID-19 affectees were discharged from hospitals. 03 of them are expatriates and 14 are identified as close contacts of Minuwangoda garment factory-infected employees who were in quarantine at QCs. 

Quarantine curfew imposed in Kuliapitiya

Curfew in Sri Lanka
Curfew in Sri Lanka

Government Information Department announced that, quarantine curfew has been imposed in the Kuliyapitiya, Pannala, Narammala, Giriulla and Dummalasuriya Police areas with immediate effect today (Oct 20).  

Quarantine curfew will be effective until further notice. 

Links : Epidemiology Unit , Covid-19 Drafts

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