COVID-19 continues to be under control in Sri Lanka

The coronavirus continues to be under control in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said today.

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that there has not been any sign of the virus spreading among communities for the past three weeks.

She also said that over 580 patients have recovered so far after contracting the virus.

The Minister said that based on the current trend the public can be satisfied.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has issued strict guidelines to the Sri Lanka Navy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that a four member expert committee had investigated the spread of the coronavirus at the Welisara Navy camp.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that following the investigations he has issued guidelines to the Navy to be strictly followed.

He said that it was found some Navy officers attached to the Welisara Navy camp had been sent to various quarantine centers.

Jasinghe said that some of those Navy officers had then spread the coronavirus to others at those quarantine centers.

He said that the guidelines he has now issued will apply to Navy officers from this camp who are at various locations, including at military barracks.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that implementation of the guidelines is being monitored by health officials.

He also urged the Navy health unit to ensure the guidelines are followed to contain the spread of the virus in the Navy. (Colombo Gazette)

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