Colombo, May 19 (newsin.asia) – The total number of positive COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka crossed the 1000 mark on Tuesday after 28 new patients were detected during the day, the Health Ministry said.
According to the Ministry, all 28 patients detected on Tuesday were Navy sailors.
The country’s total COVID-19 patients now stand at 1020 out of which 569 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Therefore the total number of active patients presently in the island country is 469, the Health Ministry said.
A further 442 patients are under medical observation in the designated hospitals across the country while 9 deaths have been reported from the virus.
Although Colombo resumed economic activities last week after being shut for 52 days to prevent a further spread of the virus, the capital still remains under a curfew along with the outskirts of Gampaha. Colombo has detected the highest number of patients, health ministry statistics showed followed by the outskirts of Gampaha and Kalutara.
Despite economic activities resuming for public and private sector employees, strict health guidelines have been maintained across the country with public transport and all places of employment having to maintain social distancing while it is mandatory to wear masks.
Schools, shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas however continue to be closed until further notice, police said.