Atalugama becomes a hotspot

Friday, 4 December 2020

The Covid-19 infected man who spat on health workers and obstructed their duties at Atulugama in Bandaragama has been arrested and produced before the court today (04).

He was accordingly placed under remand custody until the 17th of December.

The man in question had spat on the face of two Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) on Wednesday (02) refusing to be hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19.

Following the incident, PHIs temporarily withdrew from performing duties in Atulugama and the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office in Bandaragama called off the PCR tests that were scheduled to be carried out in the area yesterday.