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Five family members including four-month-old infant contract COVID-19


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Five members of the same family from Chilaw, including a four-month-old infant, have tested positive for COVID-19, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said today.

In her regular briefing to the media, she said it was vital for those in self-quarantine to stay away from their family members during the stipulated 14-day period.

“We observed five members of the same family among those tested positive for the virus. It is important for those in self-isolation upon return from abroad to avoid contact with their family members. Timely measures adopted under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have enabled the government to avert a surge in the number of cases. Even developed countries have left affected people for dead in certain instances due to their inability to cope up with the rising numbers,” she said.

She requested the public to cooperate with the government to prevent a situation similar to other countries from befalling Sri Lanka. (Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 6

  • Ahmed Murshid Idroos Monday, 30 March 2020 06:54 PM

    Are they sinhalese or muslims just a sarcastic tone

    Sach Tuesday, 31 March 2020 12:40 AM


    Najimullah Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:36 AM

    The latter.

    Jurassic Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:22 AM

    If you saw the news clip of the family being taken away, you would have realised from attire of the woman carrying the infant, she was a Muslim.

    Top Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:29 AM

    Sri lankan

    vince Monday, 30 March 2020 07:07 PM

    "have left affected people for dead in certain instances" What a load of twaddle. Has she proof of this or just read in social media? Please get your facts right before making such statements. Do not do a Trump, please

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