All schools in Gampaha closed for one week

All schools and tuition classes in the Gampaha District have been closed for one week after a woman from the area tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Education Ministry said that schools and tuition classes in the area will be closed from tomorrow (Monday) till Friday.

Meanwhile, the University of Kelaniya and the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute in Yakkala will also be closed for a period of one week from tomorrow (October 05).

The University Grants Commission (UGC) said that students have been requested to vacate the hostels immediately.

This was after a woman in Divulapitiya tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 39-year-old woman had been admitted to the Gampaha hospital with a fever and was about to be discharged when a PCR test was carried out.

The PCR test had confirmed that the woman had contracted the coronavirus.

The woman has now been admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital in Angoda.

A curfew was later declared in the Divulapitiya and Minuwangoda areas in Gampaha.

The Government Information Department said that a Police curfew has been declared in the Divulapitiya and Minuwangoda areas until further notice. (Colombo Gazette)

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