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COVID-19 sees decline in Colombo city after months

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Health officials from the Colombo Municipal Council said that the COVID-19 infections in Colombo were on the decline in recent weeks and from an estimated 250 random PCR and antigen tests being conducted, an average one or two people were testing positive in comparison to the average 70 or 80 positives.

Chief Medical Officer of the CMC, Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni told Daily Mirror that random tests were ongoing in targeted public areas, but a lower number were now testing positive. He however urged people to remain cautious and follow all the health protocols stating that the COVID19 virus continued to be a threat , especially in the urbanized areas.

Admitting that the number of random PCR and antigen tests conducted across Colombo city, following the launch of the mass vaccination programme since February, was lesser than what was conducted before the vaccinations started, Dr. Wijemuni however said that testing was ongoing in high risk areas and in populated areas. He further said all first line contacts continued to be tested immediately after a patient was identified and the second and third contacts were also tested after they were identified.“we will continue conducting random tests in public bus stands, markets and other public areas, to detect more patients.(JAMILA HUSAIN)

  Comments - 7

  • BUSHEL Monday, 08 March 2021 08:20 AM

    It's a result of the decline in number of PCR.

    FF Monday, 08 March 2021 08:49 AM


    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 08 March 2021 10:41 AM

    Wow the numbers you give let's the cat out of the bag .. assuming a population of 1mil in Colombo if you are testing 250 that's a paltry 0.025% tests . Shamelessly you state this without any remorse of duping the public .

    Anonymous Monday, 08 March 2021 11:07 AM

    Decline because nearly everyone got infected haha

    Patriot Monday, 08 March 2021 11:17 AM

    Let CMC starts vaccinating elders above 70years of age house to house as per electoral lists to control further spread if Covid-19, also elderly people can not stand in the queue for a longer period of time.

    Moorthy Badulla Monday, 08 March 2021 02:46 PM

    At the expense of 500 odd lives??????

    Martin Milton Monday, 08 March 2021 02:48 PM

    Could be due to far less PCR testing! MM

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