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NOCPCO discusses controlling of prison COVID-19 cluster

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) discussed the controlling of prison COVID-19 cluster, the Government Information Department said.

The issue was taken up by Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Asela Gunawardena for review during the NOCPCO meeting held yesterday.

NOCPCO Head Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and Dr Gunawardena co-chaired the meeting which was attended by all members and experts in the field.

The Task Force closely reviewed the status quo, new developments and emergency measures in the face of detection of more and more positive cases.

Management of isolated areas and locations, infiltration of the virus into new areas, behavioural patterns of the public, conduct of essential services in restricted areas, reduction of Minuwangoda cluster and increase in the Police cluster, eruption of a new cluster in the Prisons, new findings on behavioural patterns of the virus, conduct of the forthcoming G.C.E O/L examination, transmission of fake social media stories and consequent litigation, etc were among those concerns.