Covid-19 pandemic – No intention to hide actual scenario: DGHS
Posted on July 15th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News

Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Anil Jasinghe said there were only 19 Covid-19 cases reported yesterday and that they had no intention of hiding the actual situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Dr. Jasinghe said the health authorities were taking measures to reveal the actual number of cases being reported daily and warned people to be aware of the false information being circulated on social media with regard to COVID-19 numbers and only rely on the information provided by the health authorities.

Among the cases reported yesterday, four, two were returnees from Oman and UAE respectively, five were from Kandakadu, four were from Senapura, two were from Kundasale, one each from Lankapura and Rajanganaya.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated at hospitals countrywide rose to 666 yesterday while seven COVID-19 patients had recovered and were discharged yesterday increasing the number of those who had recovered to 1,988.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, the Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climbed to 2,665 as of 9.30 pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Government Medical Officers Association said Sri Lanka is currently passing the ‘Dance Phase’ stage in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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