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Sri Lanka’s second Covid-19 patient dies, total confirmed cases 122

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s second Coronavirus patient died on Monday, the state information office said, while the total confirmed patients rose to 122.

The 64 year old male had died at Negombo Hospital after being transferred from a private hospital. He was confirmed as having the disease today.

He had history of heart disease and also had a chronic respiratory condition the statement said.

The next Coronavirus curfew break will be given at 0600h Wednesday for most districts. The curfews will continue indefinitely in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna, the president’s office said.

“Traveling to and from all districts is completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services,” the statement said.

The village Atalugama in the Kalutara district and Akurana town near Kandy have been declared completely isolated areas. No one will be allowed to enter or leave from these two regions until further notice.

Sri Lanka’s Confirmed Coronavirus patients rose to 122 by 1530 pm Monday, while 14 had recovered.

The last two confirmed patients were from Negombo and Kalubowila, the Head of Sri Lanka’s Health Service Anil Jasinghe said.

In the midst middle of Coronavirus crisis, the government made direct drug sales a state monopoly, banning private pharmacies from selling medicine.

Angry patients who could not buy drugs from the monopoly were seen on television.

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