Over 530 people found to be infected in Colombo District

Over 530 people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus in the Colombo District yesterday, officials said today.

The Government said that 533 people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus in the Colombo District yesterday (Thursday).

They are among a record 1531 people found to be infected in Sri Lanka during the day, the highest daily infected cases recorded.

Of the 1531 people detected in the country, 40 people are Sri Lankans who returned from overseas.

Of those infected in the Colombo District, 129 people are from Piliyandala, 31 from Mulleriyawa, 30 from Homagama, 27 from Wellampitiya, 13 from Narahenpita and 19 from Borella.

People infected with the coronavirus have been found from around the country.

Several areas were placed under isolation from Monday as the coronavirus third wave began to spread in the country.

Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva said that an islandwide lockdown will not be enforced in the country.

However, he said that local area lockdowns will be enforced if a number of people are found to be infected in the specific areas. (Colombo Gazette)

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