The Public Health Inspectors of the Gampaha District decided to end their daily duties at 4:30 p.m. in protest to a letter sent by the District Health Services Director revising the working hours of the Public Health Inspectors.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID patients associated with Prisons increased to 790 with the identification of 37 more patients. The Prisons Department stated that a patient was reported from the Negombo Prison where a COVID patient was yet to be reported.
Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara who was admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital after being diagnosed COVID-19 at the Mahara Prison was transferred to the Gallella Treatment Center in Polonnaruwa, the Prisons Department said.
MP Rishad Bathiudeen who was granted bail yesterday (25) is currently being held at the Magazine Prison after being subjected to a PCR test and waiting results.
Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the number of police officers diagnosed with COVID has increased to 1123 after the identification of another 42 patients yesterday (25).
The body of Kollupitiya Police Crime Division OIC, Inspector J.M. Nilantha was referred to a PCR test after he suddenly died while exercising at Galle Face Green. He was a 43-year-old resident of Passara who had also undergone heart surgery.
People in the isolated Halgahawatta, Wanathamulla staged a protest today (26) alleging that thy are not provided any reliefs to make the current situation better.
The Colombo Municipal Council conducted a program to distribute goods to needy families affected by the coronavirus at the Borella Railway Stadium. The people alleged that they were inconvenienced due to the implementation of the program without proper procedures.
Meanwhile, the Ports Authority said in a statement that operations at all terminals of the Colombo Port have been restored, following reports of coronavirus infections at the premises. The Authority said that if there is any difficulty in clearing the goods, they should call the following telephone numbers and make necessary inquiries.
Accordingly, it is possible to contact the Officer-in-Charge of the Peliyagoda Container Center on 071 853 18 59 and the Service Officer in Charge of the Port of Colombo on 071 868 83 61 at any time.
Inquiries regarding Port Services and Terminal Operations can be made by calling 011 2 320 405 or 071 688 94 52 and contacting the Officer in Charge of the Ports Authority Operations Room.