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Close associates of COVID-positive politicians sent for quarantine

Two UNP councillors of the Kuliyapitiya Urban Council in the Kurunegala District who were close associates of former Minister Rauff Hakeem and SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara who became positive for COVID-19 were sent for quarantine yesterday (12).

Health authorities confirmed that the Private Secretary of Kurunegala District MP, State Minister and SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara too has been infected with COVID-19. Public Health Inspectors' (PHIs) Association President Upul Rohana told the Daily News yesterday (12) in Kurunegala that about 118 associates of State Minister Jayasekara are now under quarantine.

Meanwhile, about five Buddhist monks and 75 political friends of State Minister Jayasekara who visited his private residence in Hettipola, Kurunegala too are now under self-quarantine, a DMO in Kurunegala told the media yesterday (12).

About 10 members of the SLFP Headquarters in Colombo too are now under self-quarantine, the senior DMO in Kurunegala told the media.