- Nearly 20 families in Pannila in the Beruwala police division were restricted to their homes for the next 14 days
By. Sandun A Jayasekera
Amid the death of a second COVID 19 infected Sri Lankan reported from Kochchikade in Negombo on Monday night; the number of confirmed cases of the viral infection rose by seven more yesterday to a total of 142.
Chief epidemiologist of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Dr. Eranga Narangoda said the hospital was expected to release a more patients who had fully recovered from the infection.
Mohammed Jamal Sultan Abdeen (65), a resident of Porutota in Kochchikade had died at the Negombo District Hospital and the body cremated last morning at the Negombo public cemetery under strict regulations as specified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Sri Lanka health authorities and law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, four Sri Lankans had died from COVID-19 infection – two in Sri Lanka, one in Switzerland and the other in London while 16 patients had recovered from the disease.
Nearly 20 families in Pannila in the Beruwala police division were restricted to their homes for the next 14 days while villages in Atulugama in the Kalutara District, Kadumayanakulum in Puttalam and Akurana in the Kandy district have been declared beyond bounds with no one being allowed to leave or to enter them. Globally, the spiraling trend of COVID-19 continued in 200 countries with 37,843 deaths by noon yesterday from among 786,987 confirmed cases.
- Globally, the spiraling trend of COVID 19 continued in 200 countries with 37,843 deaths by noon yesterday from among 786,987 confirmed cases