All schools in Kalmunai Education Zone closed

2020-11-26 at 14:52

All schools in the Kalmunai Educational Zone will be closed for a week from tomorrow, the 27th of November.

The decision was reached by the Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath after random PCR tests conducted in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province identified 21 positive COVID-19 cases.

The Governor stated the date for the reopening of schools will be informed in due course.

The Governor meanwhile requested the Provincial Health Services Director to increase the number of random PCR tests.

The Governor further requested residents of Akkaraipattu, Sainthamaruthu and Addalaichenai to consider the prevalent COVID-19 risk and limit movements and remain indoors.

Governor Yahampath added the stringent adherence to health guidelines by the public will result in the control of the spread of the virus.