Colombo, March 16 (newsin.asia) – The total number of positive COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka rose to 28 on Monday after 10 patients were detected including a 13 year old girl, the Health Ministry said in a statement here.
Out of those who tested positive, was a First Officer who was employed with Sri Lankan airlines, four were those who had associated with confirmed patients, one had arrived from Kerala in India, and the rest were those who were at quarantine centers.
The patients have been admitted at the Infectious Disease Hospital, in the outskirts of capital Colombo.
With a sudden rise in the number of patients, the government announced that all public areas including museums, planetariums, parks, and movie halls would remain closed until further notice while people have been advised to remain indoors as much as possible.
The Defense Ministry, in a statement also requested all those who have arrived in the country from Europe, Iran or South Korea from March 1 to 15, to register at their nearest police stations immediately for the benefit of the community.
“Judicial actions will be taken against those who fail to comply this order, under the quarantine laws,” the Defense Ministry statement said.