The growth in new coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka is slowing but experts say there is still a long way to go in controlling the spread of coronavirus.
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.
On Thursday, the Epidemiology Unit of Health ministry expressed qualified optimism about the numbers of new Covid-19 cases being reported over the previous days. The charts showed good signs, they said, but there was a long way to go.
This chart shows the total number of cases reported each day for Sri Lanka, with annotations showing national measures introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Experts caution that this slowdown is likely to be due to a drop in travel related cases, and local transmission rates need to be carefully monitored and suppressed.
Issuing a message for May Day, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid a tribute to the working masses who are making boundless sacrifices in the face of challenges before the nation caused by COVID – 19 outbreak.
It is certain that we will win the battle against COVID – 19 as we had conquered all the difficulties in the past, hand in hand with the working class, Said Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka current situation
Sri Lanka has reported fifteen new recoveries from the COVID-19 virus, stated the Epidemiology Unit of Health ministry on Thursday .Accordingly, the total number of recoveries recorded in the country is 154.
Meanwhile, sixteen more cases are added to the number of coronavirus cases identified from the country on Thursday.
Thereby, the tally of total coronavirus cases stands at 665, said the Ministry.
A total of 502 patients are currently under medical care at hospitals across the island, according to the Epidemiology Unit.
Seven COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in the countrySri Lanka.
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