The Liberty Plaza Shopping Complex in Kollupitiya has been closed after several persons were detected with the COVID-19, the area Medical Officer of Health (MOH) said.
According to the MOH, initially several security officers were found infected with the virus while several other employees working in several shops were identified as COVID-19 infected following the PCR tests.
The operators at the complex have closed down their shops till the first contacts are traced and are subjected to PCR tests.
The health authorities have informed the shop owners that the shopping complex could be operational only after the first contacts of the infected have been sent for quarantine.
It was reported that at least 20 positive patients were reported within the shopping complex.