Curfew in Kotahena from 6pm today
2020-10-22 at 15:42
Curfew is currently in effect in the Kotahena, Mattakkuliya, Mutwal, Bloemendhal, Wellampitiya and Grandpass Police areas and in the Gampaha District.
Curfew in Kotahena will be in effect until further notice while curfew in Mattakkuliya, Mutwal, Bloemendhal, Wellampitiya and Grandpass Police areas and in the Gampaha District will be in place till 5am on Monday the 26th of October.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva speaking at a media briefing at the National Operation Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak said curfew was imposed in the Gampaha District last afternoon after several individuals tested positive within the Peliyagoda Fish Market, with a majority of them identified as residents of Gampaha in areas where curfew was not in effect at the time.
The Lieutenant General said after cases and their associates were evaluated a decision as reached to impose curfew in the six Police areas of the Colombo District.
The Army Commander meanwhile urged the public in curfew-imposed areas and isolated areas to strictly adhere to guidelines and remain indoors at all times in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.