Present Covid cases not random but linked to factory cluster: Pavithra
Posted on October 17th, 2020

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The Covid-19 cases, reported at present are not random cases but in someway linked to the Minuwangoda factory cluster, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said yesterday.

She said it was true that cases were reported from several areas in the country but each case had either direct or indirect links to some of the positive cases of the Minuwangoda cluster.

Therefore, reports that cases are reported here and there randomly, are not just and correct,” she stressed.

Minister Wanniarachchi also said they were doing their best to contain the virus with the support of relevant officials.

The service rendered by health officers is immense and they are prompt to attend whenever there is a Covid-19 related incident,” she said.

We are confident that the virus can be successfully contained soon,’ she added.

Meanwhile, Minister Wanniarachchi said the number of hospitals, designated to treat Covid-19 patients has been increased to 21 by expanding laboratories and other facilities. 

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