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Discernible drop in cases, deaths

There has been a systematic reduction in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths reported in the past three weeks since the quarantine curfew was imposed, Medical Consultant Dr. Manilka Sumanathilaka said yesterday.

He said people should take steps to maintain self-discipline to maintain this status quo and that this gradual decline can be identified as a result of the imposition of travel restrictions. He said the number of newly reported cases had dropped by about 50 per cent and the number of deaths by about 40 per cent. He added that despite the decline, the number of infections could increase at any time. He added that the numbers would have been further reduced if traffic restrictions had been tightened.

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