Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

RISK OF SPREAD PREVAILS ACROSS THE COUN­TRY

- BY DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA Crime · Society · Incidents · Minuwangoda

• Sev­eral Minuwangod­a BRANDIX em­ploy­ees yet to be traced

• Po­lice quar­an­tine cur­few to con­tinue

Though the po­lice cur­few has been im­posed only in 18 po­lice ar­eas in Gam­paha District, the risk and dan­ger of COVID-19 spread pre­vail across the is­land, Po­lice Spokesman DIG Ajith Ro­hana said.

He urged pub­lic to wear face masks and ad­here to health guide­lines.

Mean­while, DIG Ro­hana said that ac­cord­ing to health and in­tel­li­gence unit sta­tis­tics, sev­eral em­ploy­ees at­tached to the BRANDIX fac­tory in Minuwangod­a are to be traced to un­dergo quar­an­tine.

He said nearly 125 em­ploy­ees at BRANDIX re­ported to re­spec­tive po­lice sta­tions and to health of­fi­cials yes­ter­day for quar­an­tine process and 275 work­ers re­ported on Wed­nes­day.

“Yes­ter­day was the fi­nal day for ap­parel work­ers to vol­un­teer them­selves to quar­an­tine. Strict ac­tion will be taken against those who con­tinue to avoid quar­an­tine process un­der the Quar­an­tine and Preven­tion of Dis­eases Or­di­nance,” he said.

DIG Ro­hana said move­able and im­mov­able prop­erty of such peo­ple will also be seized. He said the cur­few im­posed in 18 po­lice ar­eas in the Gam­paha district would con­tinue un­til fur­ther no­tice.

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