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Eighty nine COVID 19 infected detected within 72 hours

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva yesterday warned that within a 72-hour period until last evening, 89 Covid-19 cases had been identified, while all of them are those who had returned to the country from overseas.

He said that the threat of COVID-19 remained as long as other countries faced the pandemic and expressed disappointment that a majority of people in Sri Lanka had begun to defy the health guidelines.

He said that 1,197 of the total number of infections were those returning from overseas. Of them, 42 are foreign nationals and 1,155 are Sri Lankans.

The Army Commander noted that since April 30, Sri Lanka has not reported any community infections, commending the efforts taken by the health services and tri-forces personnel for their efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

He urged the public to adhere to health guidelines and wear face masks and regularly wash hands and maintain social distancing.

With schools reopening and students attending classes, he urged the school authorities and teachers to guide the students to follow the health guidelines and to educate the children on the importance of maintaining social distancing and following hygienic practices and the implications of not doing so.


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