Several areas in Batticaloa on red alert | Daily News
COVID pandemic:

Several areas in Batticaloa on red alert

Batticaloa, Kattankudy, Kalmunai South, Sainthamaruthu, Addalaichchenai and Uhana have been declared as red alert areas after 13 residents of the area tested COVID positive in a day.

Batticaloa Government Agent K.Karunagaran said that five COVID cases are under treatment at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital and five cases have been detected from Kattankudy, four from Oddamavadi, one from Koralai Pattu Central and one from Kaluwanchikudy.

Shops except pharmacies and groceries in the Batticaloa District will remain closed till January 14. He urged the residents to celebrate Thai Pongal at their homes.

Legal action will be taken against those who breach health regulations, he said.