Sri Lanka COVID-19 Recent Updates

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COVID 19-Current situation

One more patient has tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Sri Lanka COVID-19 to 189 as of 6.00 p.m. yesterday (8).

Meanwhile two COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. This bring the total number of patients who have recovered to 44.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, 138 patients are currently under medical care while over 220 suspected patients under observations at selected hospitals.

Sri Lanka’s 7th coronavirus death was confirmed earlier yesterday.

Curfew Updates

The curfew within Ratnapura and Pelmadulla police areas will not be lifted tomorrow morning (09), the Police Spokesman said.

He added that travel through these areas will also not be permitted. The curfew in these areas will remain in force until further notice.

The curfew in 19 districts including Ratnapura District will be temporarily lifted from 6.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

However, the curfew in Ratnapura and Pelmadulla police areas will not be lifted and the curfew in currently in place in those areas will remain in effect until further notice, police said.

Meanwhile the curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice.

Curfew Violations

A total of 1,742 individuals have been arrested for violating curfew orders during the last 24 hours ending from 6.00 am today (09).

The police said it said 496 vehicles were also taken into custody during this period.

Accordingly, 19,441 persons have been arrested for violating the curfew while 5,082 vehicles were taken into custody.

Sri Lanka Police has warned of strict legal action against people caught violating the countrywide curfew.

They will be immediately arrested, even without a warrant, and police bail will not be granted for them, police said.

Police also noted that none of the vehicles taken into custody will be released back to their respective owners, until the prevailing Coronavirus threat is eliminated.

The government imposed an island-wide curfew with the intention of minimizing public movement in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the Sri Lanka

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