Sri Lanka widens curfew, bans gatherings

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka yesterday widened a curfew and warned of legal action against those evading treatment for COVID-19 after reporting a growing cluster centred around a garment factory in the capital’s suburbs.

The number of confirmed cases has risen to 830 while more than 1,500 people have been asked to quarantine at their homes, health authorities said.

The Indian Ocean island nation had just reported its first community infection in two months last Sunday. The majority of the infected people are co-workers of the first patient, who is from densely populated Western province, which includes the capital, Colombo.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin