GMOA cautions Covid-19 ‘wildfire spread’ in Colombo | Sunday Observer

GMOA cautions Covid-19 ‘wildfire spread’ in Colombo

15 November, 2020

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) warned that the Covid-19 pandemic in Colombo could further aggravate if strict measures are not imposed to contain the 'wildfire spread' of the virus within the district, especially the Colombo Municipal Council(CMC) area.

GMOA General Secretary, Dr Haritha Aluthge said that the Colombo district had reported 1,083 positive cases within five days.

He said the risk that was observed in the Gampaha district is now evident in the Colombo district, adding that over 200 coronavirus infections had been detected daily within the CMC limitsin the past few days.

He said the risk of infection at construction sites in Colombo was high, where positive cases were reported among foreign nationals.

Covid-19 infections detected among prison inmates had reached 329 with 80 inmates of the Bogambara old prison, 14 female inmates of the Kuruvita prison and 44 inmates of the Boossa prison reported positive yesterday, according to the Department of Prisons.

Two-hundred-and-fourteen Covid-19 positive cases were reported yesterday afternoon. A spokesman for the Information Department said that most of them were contacts of thePeliyagoda fish market cluster.

The total number of Covid-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya and Peliya goda clusters was 12,909 at 6pm yesterday (14).

According to the Health Ministry 293 Covid - 19 patients who recovered were discharged from hospitals yesterday bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 11,324.