29 Srilankan Navy personnel reported positive: covid19
The country’s fight against COVID is led by health and defence forces and the development has created alarm among the personnel. The country has seen over 125 cases during last six days, which is a rise above normal. Curfew was relaxed in 21 out of 25 districts from this Monday, but the weekend will see countrywide curfew again. Seven persons have died and 107 recovered out of 368 infected patients reported so far.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry decided to obtain facilities at private hospitals to increase the number of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests carried out daily. The authorities had said that around 800 PCR tests are carried out daily by the government hospitals and that the facilities at private hospitals should be obtained to increase the number of PCR tests.