Sri Lanka completes 100,000 PCR tests

Sri Lanka has completed 100,000 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests so far, the Ministry of Health said today.

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that Sri Lanka, which had completed 98,634 tests by yesterday (Tuesday), had crossed the 100,000 mark today.

Meanwhile, a new lab was declared open today where 500 tests can be carried out daily.

The lab has been established in Mulleriyawa. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is not an achievement in a country which has 22M people, We could have had more tested in the last four month if proper action was taken earlier Pavithra , You better concentrate more on Dengue as it will kill more people ,The average per year in the last ten years was 45000 cases and 1450 deaths per year . Corona is a Virus and it will stay on till a vaccine is found but Dengue is spread through Mosquitos , so get the Health authorities to concentrate on it . No TV shows are required get the APAVITHRA places cleared if you can

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