64 tested positive in Colombo following more than 3,000 PCR tests conducted during past 6 weeks

64 tested positive in Colombo following more than 3,000 PCR tests conducted during past 6 weeks

64 tested positive in Colombo following more than 3,000 PCR tests conducted during past 6 weeks

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

24 May, 2020 | 9:06 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A total of 64 people tested positive of the COVID 19 in Colombo after 3,252 subjected to PCR tests within the past six weeks, according to health authorities.

“Of the total PCR tests conducted, 64 tested positive for the virus; all of them were quarantined and measures were taken to prevent the spread of the virus through their contacts,” told Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni – Chief Medical Officer at the Colombo Municipal Council, to News 1st on Sunday (May 24).

Although the situation of COVID-19, is somewhat controlled at the moment, Dr. Wijayamuni said, “The risk of COVID-19 has not been eliminated from society entirely.”

The risk of the emergence of another COVID-19 cluster is still possible, “as the virus could spread through Asymptomatic patients, who do not show symptoms,” Dr. Wijayamuni said.

“While the surveillance and contact tracing will be conducted by the health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus, the general public is requested to follow health instructions and assist in the containment efforts of COVID-19,” he said.

As of Sunday morning, there are 1,089 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka.

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