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COVID-19 cases with no links to clusters started to report: Health Ministry

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The Health Ministry could not deny the fact there were Covid-19 cases that could not be linked to any identifiable cluster, Deputy Director-General of Health Services (DDGHS) Dr. Hemantha Herath said.  

“At present, there is a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. The reason for this can be attributed to the easing of lockdown regulations,” he said.  

“When the cases increase, there can be cases with no links to the prevailing clusters,” Dr. Herath said. 

 “We try our best to make sure that the cluster level is maintained. However, out of over 800 Covid-19 cases reported on Thursday, 50 to 60 cases are reported without links to the clusters,” he said.   

Dr Herath stressed that this situation did not mean that the transmission level of the country had changed.

“If Sri Lanka has reached the community transmission level, the number of cases should have been double or more day by day,” he pointed. 

Dr. Herath said the situation had not gone out of hand and added, however, the Ministry is on high alert on this situation. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 12

  • Lion Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:41 AM

    We don’t believe what ever the information comes from your department as it is fake .

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:42 AM

    Really ???? We the public knew this but you the government continued to fool us until you realised , better late than never, that we cannot be fooled all the time .

    Dee Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:54 AM

    Bit according to the 'sars', all are from Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda'identified cluster' or prison. All are 'under'control!

    Ramasamy Saturday, 23 January 2021 07:33 AM

    Yes, we believed this News.

    Sa Saturday, 23 January 2021 07:55 AM

    Please go through Docter advice ban this pani...don't play with poor lives

    Sokrates Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:03 AM

    Is that what Gota told you?

    Selvakumar Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:04 AM

    Currently the vaccines is available in sri Lanka, so the answer should be essay for everybody's !!!!

    C-21 Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:54 AM

    Is that so? Keep your eyes open and mouths closed!!

    Saveall Saturday, 23 January 2021 10:04 AM

    Meaning everything gone loose. Restart in good methodology urgently.

    Suresh Saturday, 23 January 2021 11:10 AM

    Glad there isnt any community transmission yet.

    Kalum Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:14 PM

    Congratulations for the great discovery! We didnt have the slightest clue!!!

    Siribiris Saturday, 23 January 2021 04:58 PM

    Are you are the mouthpiece of gota sir ?

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