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    Sri Lanka registers first COVID-19 death

    Published on March 28, 2020

    Sri Lanka registered its first death due to COVID-19 today while four more persons were tested positive bringing the total to 110 in the country. A 65 year old, suffering from diabetes and kidney related complications died at hospital in Colombo due to COVID infection. Two of the four who confirmed positive today had returned from Chennai and authorities have instructed people who arrived in Sri Lanka from Chennai after March 14 to inform the health authorities in their respective residential areas.

    Director General of Health Dr. Anil Jaisinghe urged those who came from Chennai to self-isolate themselves at the earliest possible. Nine patients have completely recovered so far while six are stated to be in critical condition. The whole country is under curfew and over five thousand people have been arrested so far for violations.

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