The Puttalam PHI office says that entry and exit points of the village are closed down.
These measures were taken after a man who had recently come down from Indonesia was tested as positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. It is said that this person had gone overseas for a religious propaganda purpose.
Yesterday (29) a quarantine center had been opened at the Zahira National School in Puttalam for 30 persons who has had close contacts with this Covid-19 patient in the last few days.
It is said that health authorities have also sealed his house as well as a house of a person he has had close contacts with.
(Pics : K. Priyankara Kalupahana - Puttalam Corr.)