Sri Lanka Health Officials say that although there are no new COVID-19 clusters in the society, the risk of the virus spreading within the society still remains high.

Hence, officials say that the general public is often reminded to follow the recommended health and hygiene practices including wearing face masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distances by health authorities, to further prevent any form of community spread.

Never underestimate Coronavirus. Though Sri Lanka relaxed police curfew totally from June 28, Government requests the public to understand the dangers of coronavirus and follow the recommended health practices.
* Limit traveling
* Maintain physical distance
* Wear a face mask
* Wash hands regularly

Coronavirus latest updates in Sri Lanka – COVID19 news

Sri Lanka Statistics (As at September 28, 2020)

­čśĚ About 3360 infected (Confirmed Positive +)

­čśĚ About 3210 Recovered & Discharged

­čśĚ 13 deaths

­čśĚ 284,100 PCR Tests done

­čśĚ 950 Navy personnel and their close contacts tested positive for coronavirus

­čśĚ 1331 overseas arrivals tested positive for coronavirus

­čśĚ 651 from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre & close contacts

­čśĚ About 45,700 persons have completed the Quarantine process

­čśĚ About 7484 persons currently undergoing quarantine at 77 Centres

World Stats (As at September 28, 2020)

­čśĚ About 1,003,000 deaths

­čśĚ About 33,323,000 infected (Confirmed Positive +)

­čśĚ About 61,000 critical

­čśĚ About 21,540,000 Recovered & Discharged

­čśĚ Spread to 213 countries and territories

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Corona Virus Updates in Sri Lanka COVID19 News

The risk of Coronavirus / COVID-19 spreading among the community in Sri Lanka has NOT been eliminated, even though positive infections are not confirmed from the community, health officials warned.

ÔÇťNew cases are mainly confirmed among Sri Lankan migrant workers who are being repatriated back to the country; however, even in countries where the pandemic is successfully controlled, a resurgence of the virus among the community is still possible,ÔÇŁ Dr. Jude Jayamaha, the Chief Virologist at the Department of Virology of the Medical Research Institute says.

Hence, Dr. Jayamaha noted that the general public is often reminded to follow the recommended health and hygiene practices including wearing face masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distances by health authorities, to further prevent any form of community spread.

He emphasized that although there are no new COVID-19 clusters in the society, the risk of the virus spreading within the society still remains high.

Dr. Jayamaha went onto note that PCR tests are being conducted on random samples obtained from society through Medical Officers of Health.

ÔÇťThese samples are obtained from 12 various divisions of society, including those coming from multiday fishing vessels, homeless people, those from rehabilitation camps; and the PCR tests are conducted at 21 laboratories,ÔÇŁ Dr. Jayamaha said.

According to Dr. Jayamaha, separate PCR tests are conducted on random samples obtained from individuals with symptoms like cough and common cold who visit Out Patient Departments (OPDs) at hospitals.

Such random samples are obtained at 54 OPDs across the island. (Source -NewsFirst)

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