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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

Sri Lanka’s Tally Of COVID 19 Patients Rose To 2464

Colombo, 12 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka’s tally of COVID 19 patients rose to 2464 on Saturday, a day after recording 300 cases – the highest single day toll reported in the country.

Among the 300, 283 were from the Kandakadu centre, health officials said.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the director general of health services said, individuals who do not undergo PCR tests, cannot be ruled out as negative patients.

“So the best option is to undergo quarantine,” he told reporters. “We many find another set of individuals who test positive for the virus,”.

463 patients are currently being treated at hospitals for Covid-19 while the total number of recoveries is 1,980.

The latest COVID19 cluster in Sri Lanka was detected from the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation Centre after an inmate at the Welikada Prison was tested positive.

Persons at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre were subjected to PCR testing as an inmate from the Welikada prison, who was at the drug rehabilitation centre before, was tested positive for COVID19.

Nearly 21,000 individuals have completed quarantine, while another 5889 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in 49 quarantine centers, army spokesman Chandana Wickremesinghe said.

Public Health Inspectors (PHI) warned they might have to withdraw from their services if health authorities do not legalize the health directives.

“…several election rallies are taking place by undermining the sacrifices of the people and officials,” Upul Rohana, the president of the PHI Union said.

He said that the health guidelines must be gazetted as the country heads into a parliamentary election on August 5.

- Asian Tribune -

Sri Lanka’s Tally Of COVID 19 Patients Rose To 2464
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