Nearly 1,500 schoolchildren in Divulapitiya self-quarantined


Nearly 1,500 students of the school which the COVID-19 infected 16-year-old from Divulapitiya attended have been directed for self quarantine.

A 39-year-old woman, employed at a leading apparel factory in Minuwangoda, tested positive for coronavirus and was transferred from the Gampaha Hospital to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda.

PCR test results, on Sunday (04) evening, confirmed that her 16-year-old daughter, too, has contracted the virus.

Upul Rohana, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors’ Association, said that Public Health Inspectors (PHI) were engaged in the process of quarantining the schoolchildren until last night (04).

The awareness campaign was carried out through loudspeakers in particular, he said.

Rohana said that the principal of the school has provided a list of private addresses of the students and these details will be forwarded to PHI offices in order to quarantine students who arrive in Divulapitiya from other areas.