Two-year-old from Kotagala diagnosed with COVID - postal services in Kurunegala suspended

Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 21:05

All post offices and sub-post offices in the Kurunegala District have been closed until further notice after 14 COVID cases have reported from the Kurunegala Main Post Office and six from the Post Superintendent's Office.

Post-Master General Ranjith Ariyaratne said that the distribution of medicines in the district by the Postal Department has also been temporarily suspended.

Meanwhile, another COVID infected person has been identified in the Yatagala area in Uragasmanhandiya, Elpitiya. He has been identified to be an associate of an employee of the Peliyagoda fish market.

A two-year-old boy in the Kotagala area has been also diagnosed with the coronavirus today (20), while his father has been diagnosed with the virus previously.

After a 44-year-old father of three from Strathdon Tea Estate, Hatton has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, two of his neighboring families have been directed to quarantine. The person had been employed in Colombo and had tested positive for a PCR test that was carried out when he returned to the area on 17 November for Diwali celebrations

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's Office announced that the report published in a national newspaper that Temple Trees had been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus epidemic is false.

The announcement states that none of the officials working at the Prime Minister's Office or Temple Trees has contracted the coronavirus.