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Average number of daily COVID19 cases in the Colombo City has dropped from 350 cases to 110, Colombo Municipality Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijeyamuni said yesterday.

Dr. Wijeayamuni told Daily Mirror that CMC had adopted a strategy of going to the people and subjecting them to Rapid Antigen Tests and then conduct PCR tests if they came across any person who had tested positive.

“Earlier, we waited for the people to come to us to conduct tests, but now we have changed our strategy,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said some 31 COVID-19 cases were detected from Veluwanarama Road in Colombo-9 yesterday.

“We initially conducted Rapid Antigen Tests and found a few to be positive patients. A total of 31 cases were detected through PCR tests which were conducted later. However, we are yet to determine as to how these people have been infected,” he added.

“Also, we haven’t come across any more COVID positive people among the inmates of ‘Home for the Elders’ in Modara where 45 inmates were found positive a few weeks ago,” he further said. (YOHAN PERERA)

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  • Sam Monday, 28 December 2020 07:50 AM

    Because they have all gone on trips outside of the western province?

    BE FAIR Monday, 28 December 2020 08:04 AM

    So yesterday's total was 668, and close to 110 were from Colombo, meaning now the spread is all over Is that assumption ok?

    Mm Monday, 28 December 2020 08:17 AM

    Yes May be because most of them are out of colombo on holiday and spreading it there

    Druids Monday, 28 December 2020 08:32 AM

    Be careful, Covids will hear you!!

    Sokrates Monday, 28 December 2020 08:35 AM

    Do not do random tests but a full lockdown in Colombo. Then go door to door and do rapid antigen tests on each one. You will find tens of thousands infected.

    Yehiya Monday, 28 December 2020 10:13 AM

    A true gentleman

    Lol Monday, 28 December 2020 10:43 AM

    ONE MORE JOINED TO THE HEALTH MINISTRIE

    FF Monday, 28 December 2020 11:20 AM

    HOORAY!

    brainmaster Monday, 28 December 2020 05:44 PM

    Sokrates is 100% correct


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