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First Coronavirus patient dies in Sri Lanka, total Covid-19 count 113

A resident wearing a facemask rides past the entrance of Sri Lanka’s Infectious Diseases Hospital near Colombo, where most confirmed cases are treated.

ECONOMYNEXT – The first Coronvirus patient had died in Si Lanka on March 28, with the total confirmed in the country going up to 113, the health ministry said.

A 60 year old patient, from Marawila, who also had a kidney transplant and had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure had died, the state information office quoted Director General of Health Anil Jasinghe as saying.

Sri Lanka has confirmed 113 Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka, and 119 were under observation, the health ministry said. Nine persons had recovered.

The Director-General of Health Services said the patient passed away at the National Institute of Infectious diseases (IDH) shortly before 8pm local time.

Among persons confirmed on Saturday were two Sri Lankan who came from Chennai, India, Jasinghe said.

There were two others who had also come from India.

If anyone came from India’s Chennai, please call the health officer and be self-quarantined or be quarantined at a facility in Colombo, he said.

Sri Lanka Air Force had built a 15-room facility with separate rooms to keep suspected persons under observation, Jasinghe said.

Lanka has seen new patients increase in single digits or low double digits and the country is under curfews to stop the spread of the disease.

Sri Lanka Air Force had built a 15-room facility with separate rooms to keep suspected persons under observation, Jasinghe said.

At the Homagama Hospital food for Covid-19 patients were being given food using a robot built by Atlas company, reducing the contact of staff with the patients, he said.

He had requested more such robots to be made.

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