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    Another 52 persons held for having close links with 28 persons previously taken into naval custody in Suduwella area

    April 13, 2020

    The Navy on 09th April 2020 conducted an intelligence operation to apprehend 28 persons who were avoiding quarantine orders remaining in the village of Suduwella, Ja-Ela. Subsequently, this group of persons were sent to the SLN quarantine centre at Oluvil for proper quarantine process.


    Out of the 28 persons, 06 have been already tested positive for novel coronavirus. Thereby, the naval intelligence in coordination with the Ja-Ela Police carried out a special operation in Ja-Ela and Makewita area on 11th April 2020 to identify more persons who had close links with the aforesaid COVID-19 patients and rest of the group members. During this operation, the Navy managed to identify a total of 52 persons from Ja-Ela (43) and Makewita (09) who had close contacts with the previous group. There are 43 males, 10 females, including 03 boys and 03 girls, in the new group.

    In view of health concerns and safety of the residents in the area, this group will be sent to the Naval Quarantine Center at Oluvil after a preliminary health check-up.



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