Imported COVID-19 on the rise due to repatriation

Director-General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe speaking to Media today said that the Government will review the frequency of bringing Sri Lankans back from overseas.

He said that with the latest developments it is likely that there will be a gap between flights bringing down Sri Lankans so that the authorities have time to deal with the returnees more closely.

SriLanka recorded the tenth COVID19 death this morning.The deceased is a 51-year-old female Kuwait returnee at the Trincomalee quarantine centre. 

7 patients were identified today at 3 PM and all of them were Kuwait returnees. 56 Kuwait returnees identified yesterday as Covid19 patients.

More than 1000 Sri Lankans infected in Qatar, flight postponed 

At least 1051 Sri Lankans based in Qatar have contracted Covid19 accroding to the Ministry of Health in Qatar.

Qatar has seen a spike of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks with more than 45,000 patients recorded to far,out of which 10,000 have recovered.

Categories: Local News, Sri Lanka

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