A surge of new cases from outside quarantine centres today (14) have caused concern there may be a community spread of COVID-19, even as authorities continue to reassure the public the situation is under control.
The unexpected and unanticipated outbreak of a cluster of COVID-19 patients has stoked fears the country may move once more into lockdown.
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has increased the number of random polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests carried out in the Colombo city, following the discovery of the recent cluster of patients at the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre.
Government schools that were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have reopened after 115 days, today (6).
Health Services Director-General Dr Anil Jasinghe says 154 people were removed from Jinthupitiya, Colombo 13, after a seafarer tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (2).
Repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue, with ten more flights scheduled for the next two weeks, the Cabinet of Minister announced yesterday (26).
The Welisara Naval Base that was the vector for the largest COVID-19 cluster in Sri Lanka reopened today after two months of isolation.
On January 27, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Sri Lanka. By that time, the virus, which is believed to have had its origins at a wet market in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019, had already begun to spread to other countries—but there seemed very little to be overly concerned about.
Prabhash Subasinghe is a busy man. Appointed Chairman of the Export Development Board (EDB) just a few months ago, he is now at the forefront of resuscitating the sector sorely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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