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Sri Lanka could face the risk of reporting over one million COVID-19 cases within next 100 days, Health Ministry Spokesman Dr Hemantha Herath said.

"Our general calculations suggest that if COVID-19 virus is spread to another person within 5-6 days, the caseload will double every five days,

Accordingly, if the caseload doubles 20 times within 100 days, the caseload might surpass the one million mark," he added.

"However, we are taking all the precautionary measures to prevent this from happening in the country and it is only an assumption that COVID-19 cases could reach one million in 100 days, " Dr Herath stressed.

Sri Lanka currently records an average of 2,300 COVID-19 cases daily. The number of daily infections has surpassed 2,000 mark for the ninth consecutive day as of last evening. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Matic Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:03 PM

    Arithmetic wizard? The govt's opinion???

    Basil Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:09 PM

    Please continue to make the general public aware of the impending situation in the country,so they will continue to take preventive action.

    Labby Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:15 PM

    And still the government is not wanting to lockdown! There's no point in blaming the people for not socially distancing. It is up to the Authorities to see that people are not out on the roads, at least for two weeks until this spread is brought under control. We the people are the ones who have to face the pandemic, not them.

    Gayantha Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:25 PM

    So what we can do..you should inform the decision makers to minimize the effect by applying curfew to whole island..

    Chandima Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:36 PM

    Hurrah, Another achievement for the country. Everybody should celebrate the great news.

    jayath Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:41 PM

    This will be ended up with National dissaster like India . The Iresponsible behaviour of the goverment as well as the people who used the freedom as a "wild cat freedom " during new year days will have to face the consequence

    Sandy Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:43 PM

    Be prepared for it , there is no use making a statement now and then.

    Ranjit Wednesday, 19 May 2021 03:00 PM

    Oh God, what our poiliticians are doing? Rajapakses are more concerned about Port City and concrete over life of innocent poor people.

    BE FAIR Wednesday, 19 May 2021 03:05 PM

    Well then, now the operation should be then to drown in this mess. Open up everything, then we can get HERD IMMUNITY

    Asoka Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:19 PM

    Dan sepada?

    A ෆවුචි Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:41 PM

    හික් හික් හික්


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