Colombo remains high risk area with 22 patients

The Colombo District remains a high risk area for the coronavirus as 22 of the around 100 confirmed cases are from Colombo.

Director General of Health Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha had been identified as ‘high risk areas’ for the spread of the virus.

He said that, as of this evening (Thursday), 22 confirmed coronavirus patients were from the Colombo district, 14 from Kalutara, 10 from Gampaha and 9 from Puttalam.

Earlier, tourists in Kalutara hotels had been advised to remain indoors as some patients confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus had been staying at hotels in Kalutara or were involved in some way with tourists in that district.

Jayasinghe said that there are around 900 tourists staying at hotels in Kalutara. (Colombo Gazette)


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