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Only four COVID-19 clusters active out of 31: DIG Ajith Rohana

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Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana said that out of 31 main Covid-19 clusters identified across the island, only four clusters still remain active.


He said that according to the government intelligence service information, the total number of Covid-19 patients has been reported from 31 clusters, since the first Covid-19 infection was reported in Sri Lanka.


"Of those 31 clusters, only 4 clusters are currently operational. Out of those 4 clusters, three clusters are on the verge of becoming inactive. Therefore, people's corporation is essential to control this situation," he said.


While addressing the media briefing at the National Operation Centre of Prevention of Covid-19 outbreak, he said that out of 649 cases which were reported, 14 cases were of drug addicts.


DIG Rohana said that the cluster from Suduwella in Ja-Ela was a special one and that drug addicts were main reason for the spread of virus in that cluster.


"The number of clusters should be minimized and the people should assist to control this situation," he said.


He also said that so far the Police had arrested 42,365 individuals and 11,000 vehicles for curfew violations and within the last 24 hours about 500 people have been arrested for curfew violations across the country.


"In the past six hours, 264 persons have been arrested in the Western Province and Puttalam District," DIG said. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • Concerned Citizen Friday, 01 May 2020 12:09 AM

    All other countries have doctors and leaders or health monsters talking re: the pandemic, in Srilanka we have the army commander, defence secretary, and the police spokesman person making statements. Where’s our health minister, prime minister and the president? Who’s running the country right now?

    Karu Friday, 01 May 2020 07:50 AM

    When did the DIG become a doctor. It's not intelligence gathering but contact tracing. Finally it's a medical emergency and not a war effort.

    Hewage Saman Friday, 01 May 2020 08:25 AM

    Related to the comment by the 'Concerned Citizen', is there a problem of running the country under this extreme situation? As concerned citizens, we should not find fault with everything and that is the roll of politicians.

    Citizen Friday, 01 May 2020 08:41 AM

    Very well said concerned citizen. Only in sri lanka army commander and police is in front leading. So many educated scientists are there here and still we handle this lile terrorism. Even in America Dr Fauci is leading not a army commander.

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