Since 30th April no COVID-19 cases from the community: DGHS

Since 30th April no COVID-19 cases from the community: DGHS

Since 30th April no COVID-19 cases from the community: DGHS

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

29 May, 2020 | 12:41 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): There were no new COVID-19 cases reported from the community since April 30 and the spread of the virus in the Sri Lanka Navy cluster has been contained, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said on Friday (May 29).

Dr. Jasinghe said that tests are being conducted daily in Colombo under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council adding PCR tests are being conducted on construction workers in Colombo, on Friday as well.

“Since April 30th, new infections of COVID-19 were only reported from the Sri Lanka Navy cluster and among repatriated Sri Lankans,” Dr. Anil Jasinghe told News 1st on Friday.

All Sri Lanka Navy personnel suspected to have contracted the virus are being quarantined across 20 centres, to prevent further spread of the virus.

“The recent cases of COVID-19 infections among Sri Lanka Navy were reported from the suspected high-risk zone of COVID-19 at the Mahasen Navy Base,” Dr. Jasinghe said.

According to Dr. Anil Jasinghe since the 30th of April, no new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed within the community.

By Sunday (May 24), a total of 64 people tested positive for COVID 19 in Colombo after 3,252 subjected to PCR tests, within a time frame of six weeks, according to Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni – Chief Medical Officer at the Colombo Municipal Council. (For the full article on this: click here )

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