The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that the virus could worsen if all nations do not adopt basic health care.
“Let me explain, many countries are moving in the wrong direction, and the virus remains the number one enemy of the people,” Director-General Tedros Adnam Gebreas said in an online interview from the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva.
“If the basics are not followed, the epidemic could spread and worsen,” he said. But it doesn’t have to be this way. ”
According to a Reuters report, the number of infections worldwide rose to more than 13 million on Monday, with the number rising to more than half a million in less than five days.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education said that all schools across the country will be closed from July 13 to July 17 due to the increase in COVID-19 patients from a drug rehabilitation center in North Central Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Education said in a statement that it had decided to close schools after discussions with education officials islandwide by Education Minister Dullas Alahaperuma following the discovery of nearly 400 patients infected with the COVID-19 virus from the Rehabilitation Center in the past three days.
“Following the guidelines of the Health and Safety Department, it has been decided to give one week leave to all schools to monitor possible adverse conditions in the school sector.
Sri Lankan schools have been closed since March but reopened two weeks ago after authorities said they contained the spread of the virus. However, the government said it had decided to close schools again as a precautionary measure after a new cluster was reported.
The number of positive COVID-19 patients on Sunday evening was 2,612. The majority of the patients have been identified at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center and some of the patients have recently been repatriated from abroad. According to unofficial reports, another corona infected person has been found in the Agbogama area in Kantale. He is also on duty at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center.
Eight family members of the victim have already been taken to quarantine centers and 56 members of 16 other families have been placed under quarantine. People in the area have already been warned to avoid unnecessary traffic.
Train passengers in Singapore. Photo / Shawn Ang
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