Colombo records 61 coronavirus patients

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A total of 61 coronavirus patients have been detected within the Colombo district so far.

Secretary to the Public Health Inspectors Association (PHI) M. Balasooriya told media that all patients have been linked to the recently detected Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster.

PCR tests are being conducted by health authorities and the Colombo Municipal Council to detect possible patients from the district, he added.

A new coronavirus cluster was emerged after an employee of an apparel factory in Minuwangoda was detected with the virus on the 4th of October.

A total of 1,723 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus from the Minuwangoda cluster as of today (15).

Patients were detected from across Kurunegala, Monaragala, Jaffna, Minuwangoda, Katana, Seeduwa, Divulapitiya, Mirigama, Ja-Ela and Mahara.

In a bid to curtail the spread of the virus, a quarantine curfew has been imposed in the Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda, Veyangoda, Gampaha, Seeduwa, and Katunayake Police Divisions.

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 and health authorities are continuously conducting PCR tests and contact tracing of patients.