Another 63 people test positive for coronavirus in Jaffna

Another 63 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Jaffna, officials said today.

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 said that the 63 included 29 from Chunnakam, 23 from the Jaffna town area, and 23 from Kopay.

All schools in Jaffna have been temporarily closed as the coronavirus is spreading rapidly is some areas in the District.

Schools in the Jaffna Education Zone have been closed for one week from today.

Officials said that on Saturday 88 people were found to be infected with the coronavirus in Jaffna, while on Friday 23 people were found to be infected and on Thursday the number stood at 77.

Several areas in Jaffna were placed under isolation from Friday for 10 days after Covid infections saw a rapid increase.

Health authorities said that the main Jaffna bus stand and several roads around the Jaffna town had been shut.

Local officials have also banned weddings, gatherings and other events in Jaffna until further notice.

Restrictions have also been imposed on the number of people attending funerals in Jaffna.

Local officials said that restrictions have also been imposed on unnecessary movements by the public in Jaffna. (Colombo Gazette)