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Sri Lanka reports 11th COVID-19 death as total cases rise to 1,639
From:Xinhua  |  2020-06-02 00:52

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COLOMBO, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka reported its 11th COVID-19 related death and six new confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the country's total case count to 1,639, according to data from the Health Promotion Bureau.

Local media reported that the latest COVID-19 related death was that of a 45-year old male who recently returned to Sri Lanka from Kuwait and was being treated at the ICU of the Homagama Hospital in Colombo District.

Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation, told local media on Monday that all arrivals at the country's main Bandaranaike International Airport will be subjected to PCR tests henceforth.

Ten more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital today, bringing the country's total recoveries to 811.

A curfew used to contain COVID-19 was eased on May 26 to allow the resumption of economic activity. Curfew is currently enforced daily between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Enditem

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