The dying toll from the coronavirus has now reached 2,011 in Sri Lanka, which is dealing with a 3rd wave of the pandemic, well being officers stated on Friday.
The 101 deaths reported on Thursday had been the very best variety of deaths confirmed in a day for the reason that onset of the pandemic within the nation in March 2020.
An eight-day-old child from Pussellawa city in Kandy District, who died on Wednesday, was the nation’s youngest Covid sufferer, Health officers stated. Most of the sufferers who died resulting from Covid-19 had been between 65 -75 years of age.
Sri Lanka has witnessed a rise of constructive instances and deaths since April, partly brought on by celebrations and purchasing throughout final month’s conventional new yr pageant.
The nation has registered over 2,17,000 constructive instances up to now.
The fierceness of the present surge has compelled lockdown within the type of journey restrictions since early May. The restrictions are resulting from be lifted on June 14.
The journey restrictions had been imposed after well being consultants known as for a complete lockdown in view of the raging third wave of the pandemic since April 15.