The Indian Ocean island nation over the weekend reported its first domestically transmitted an infection in additional than two months, which led to discovering a cluster centered round a garment manufacturing facility in densely populated Western province.
By Friday the variety of infections linked to the cluster climbed to 1,053, with greater than 2,000 extra individuals requested to quarantine at residence. Nearly all of contaminated individuals are co-workers of the primary affected person, who’s a employee on the garment manufacturing facility.
Police have imposed a curfew on the neighborhoods the place lots of the sufferers reside. Faculties and key public workplaces have closed, public gatherings have been ordered halted and restrictions have been imposed on public transport.
Western province can also be residence to the capital, Colombo.
Because the pandemic started, Sri Lanka has reported 4,459 infections and 13 deaths. Of the entire sufferers, 3,278 have recovered.