No Sri Lankan tested positive for COVID-19, 18 under observation | Daily News


No Sri Lankan tested positive for COVID-19, 18 under observation

Eighteen people are under observation for COVID-19, even though no Sri Lankan has been tested positive for the virus so far, latest statistics issued by the Epidemiology Unit as at yesterday (Monday) stated.

Ten people are warded at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), three at the Negombo DGH, three at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital,a child at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), Colombo and one at the Ragama Teaching Hospital. Health Ministry sources said there is no need for the public to wear face masks. But, it is advisable for those with flu, seasonal influenza etc. and people with significantly low immunity due to special health conditions and specific diseases wear face masks while visiting public places. Meanwhile, the two Sri Lankans who arrived from Italy and admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda with signs of fever and coughing were declared negative for COVID-19,”the sources said

According to the situation report issued by the WHO, 3,000 people have died due to COVID-19 and with 89,000 cases reported from 60 countries.

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