COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka climb to 34
March 17, 2020 05:04 pm
The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Sri Lanka has climbed to 34, says Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
She mentioned this at a special media briefing by the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated one of the 6 new patients is the wife of a tour guide who tested positive previously.
Among the patients who been infected with the virus, 2 persons had returned to the country from the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Another 2 patients have been reported from Kelaniya and Marawila areas.
Meanwhile, a person who had returned from Qatar had also been tested positive while residing in Udugampola.