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66 Indian Construction Workers Tested Covid-19 Positive in Sri Lanka

A covid-19 testing kiosk. (Photo: Reuters)

The cluster has recorded a complete of 9,120 optimistic circumstances out of the nationwide tally of 15,722.Lanka has to this point recorded 48 coronavirus-related deaths.

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  • Last Updated: November 13, 2020, 14:42 IST
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Sixty-six Indian nationals, all staff at a development website in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, have examined optimistic for COVID-19, a high well being official mentioned on Friday. They have been lodged within the north Colombo space the place they have been recognized as the primary stage contacts of the optimistic circumstances from the fish market cluster, Colombo metropolis’s chief medical officer Dr Ruwan Wijemuni advised PTI.

Wijemuni mentioned the development website staff, all Indians, “have been discovered coronavirus optimistic from random checks carried out — the primary batch of 19 was adopted by one other 47. All of them are being handled on the interim therapy centre at Dharga Town, he mentioned.

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID mentioned the fish market cluster has emerged as the largest supply of the lethal viral an infection in Lanka. the cluster has recorded a complete of 9,120 optimistic circumstances out of the nationwide tally of 15,722.Lanka has to this point recorded 48 coronavirus-related deaths.

When the island skilled its second wave on October four there was solely 3,396 circumstances with simply 13 deaths. The contaminated determine has jumped 4 instances since then. The Western province, which can be the capital province, is the present space with highest infections. The province after a 10 day lockdown was re-opened early this week. However, journey restrictions continued within the province. The capital metropolis has recorded a number of coronavirus circumstances since early October when the island was hit by two massive clusters of infections.

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