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No new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday – National Centre for Prevention of COVID

ECONOMYNEXT- No new COVID-19 cases were reported during the 24- hour period that ended at 6 a.m. this morning, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 said.

Accordingly, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the island remain at 2,730 while the total number of PCR testing done increased to 141,515 with 1,100 PCR tests done yesterday.

Further, 30 Sri Lankans were brought from Doha this morning through a special flight where they were directed to quarantine centres controlled by tri-forces upon their arrival.

Reports said these were diplomats, students and Armed Forces personnel who had finished training courses.

The passengers had been on transit in Doha.

More than five thousand people are currently going through the quarantine process at 51 quarantine centres controlled by the tri-forces.

561 COVID positive cases were from the Kandakadu cluster, where 451 were found among the detainees at the Kandakadu Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, 63 staff members, 5 invited staff members and 42 close contacts.

All the Navy personnel (906) who were in the Navy cluster have recovered with the last two Navy personnel recovering yesterday.(Colombo, July 22, 2020)