The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said that nineteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported increasing the total number of cases in the country to 649.
As of 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 29), a total of 506 patients are currently under medical care while 136 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
Seven Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in the country.
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On Monday, the country reported 65 new cases recording the highest single-day toll, by surpassing the previous highest of 63 reported during the previous day.
A majority of the infections have been reported from capital Colombo with figures standing at 155.
Curfew announcement in Sri Lanka
The curfew which will be re-imposed at 8.00 p.m. today (April 30) in all districts except Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will continue until 5.00 a.m. on Monday (May 04), the President’s Media Division said.
The curfew currently in effect in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts which have been identified as Covid-19 high risk zones is to continue until further notice.
In the other 21 districts the curfew which will be lifted at 5.00 a.m. tomorrow and re-imposed at 8.00 p.m. later that day will continue until 5.00 a.m. on Monday (May 04).
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