Government decides to shut all schools

The Government has decided to shut all schools in the island until further notice.

The Education Ministry said that with schools being closed the school term holidays will commence tomorrow.

Catholic private schools around the island will also be closed for the second term tomorrow.

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)