Random Covid testing at Western Province entry/exit points

Random Covid testing will be carried out at entry/exit points of the Western Province, the Police said today.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said random PCR and antigen testing will be conducted from today as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

He said the Police will set up roadblocks at 12 entry/exit points of the Western Province from today.

DIG Ajith Rohana said the roadblocks are being set up in collaboration with the Health Ministry and tri-forces and will remain until further notice.

The road blocks will be set up at the Thoppuwa bridge in Kochchikade, Badalgama bridge in Kotadeniyawa, Halagala Junction in Nittambuwa, Giriulla bridge in Meerigama, Samanabedda bridge in Dompe, and Wahagoda bridge in Hanwella.

Roadblocks will also be put up at the Bentara bridge in Aluthgama, Thiniyawala junction, Ketagedella bridge in Ingiriya, Samandewala point in Badurelliya, Avittawa bridge in Meegahatenna, and the Welipenne interchange on the Southern Expressway.

The Police Spokesman said random rapid antigen tests will be conducted to identify infected people.

He said the measure is being taken to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the Western Province and from spreading to other areas.

DIG Ajith Rohana called on the public to cooperate with authorities to contain the spread of the virus in the country. (Colombo Gazette)