Sri Lankan health officials said Tuesday the number of COVIDs – the country's 19 patients has risen to 185. The health ministry announced its sixth death due to the virus earlier today, while also reporting four more recoveries.
All who are now being quarantined at various Sri Lankan quarantine centers to be tested for COVID-19 before they complete their 14-day quarantine duration and leave, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, a consultant physician attached to the National Institute for Infectious Disease (NIID), said.
According to DIG Ajith Rohana, spreading misinformation about COVID-19 prevention in social media will lead to up to 5 years in jail. Speaking to media this morning (07), he said cases against those people would be filed.
Over 1000 violators of curfew were arrested over the last 24 hours ending Tuesday at 6 am, police said. According to the police, during this time, 1107 people were arrested while 326 vehicles were confiscated for travel without a permit to curfew.
A Srilankan who was employed onboard the international cruise ship MSC Magnifica had requested through social medias to help him for disembarkation at Colombo and accordingly SL Navy brought this person safely to the Colombo port with the direct involvement to the matter by the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva under the approval given by His Excellency the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
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