Noting that the country has reached a new turning point with the outbreak at the Welisara base, Dr. Haritha Aluthge pointed out that the curfew should remain for another two weeks time.
He further states:
Currently, patients are being reported from areas which previously been deemed as safe.
There is a sailor from Nochchiyagama whose father is a farmer. The father is a leading farmer who had distributed fertilizer to the entire town. So he had come to contact with around 400 people. Also, a sailor in Hambantota has had about 200 personal contacts. We have to find all these people and it will take at least two weeks to do so.
(Source : Aruna)