COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, May

Sri Lanka // 27 May, 2020

At least 1,319 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed including 10 deaths. Local transmission is occurring.

The Epidemiological Unit, Ministry of Health, is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and publishes Daily Situation Reports.

27 May: At least 137 cases have been confirmed in the last 24-hours. The curfew imposed in the capital city, Colombo and parts of Gampaha have been relaxed. Curfew will now be imposed between 10 p.m and 4 a.m.

22 May: At least 20 new cases were reported in the past one day. Overall, more than 600 cases have recovered. Colombo has reported at least 150 cases and is the most affected location. Most cases are from the Navy and other quarantine centres.

19 May: At least 11 cases were confirmed in the last 24-hours. Media sources state that the number of tests conducted in Sri Lanka was higher than many other countries in the region.

15 May: The national "lockdown" was eased. However a day-long curfew will be imposed on Sunday, 18 May to curb the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will be lifted on 19 May in all districts except Colombo and Gampaha.

11 May: Another 12 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. The downward trend last noted on 28 April has been continuing.

8 May: At least 29 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, while 17 patients recovered. Over 550 patients are being treated in hospitals.

5 May: More than 520 confirmed cases are hospitalised and being treated.The decline new confirmed cases that was noted on 28 April, continues. Officials will re-impose a countrywide curfew from 2000 hours on May 06 (Wednesday) until May 11, while curfews will continue indefinitely in some areas of Colombo, Kaluthara, Gampaha and Puttalam.

1 May: At least 15 new cases have been reported in the last 24-hours. A decline in daily new cases has been noted since 28 April. Colombo is the worst affected with over 155 cases. Other districts with over 20 cases include Kalutara, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Jaffna and Kandy.


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