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Six more COVID cases from Batticaloa, Eravur

Eastern Province Health Director Dr. Alagaiyah Lathakaran speaking at a COVID-19 preventive meeting.
Eastern Province Health Director Dr. Alagaiyah Lathakaran speaking at a COVID-19 preventive meeting.

Two more COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Batticaloa and four were from Eravur.

Including them, the Eastern Province has reported 96 COVID cases so far, Eastern Province Health Director Dr. Alagaiyah Lathakaran said.

He said that of them, six people had travelled to Colombo. Their contacts are being investigated now, he said.

Nine four cases are under treatments at the Kattankudy Base Hospital, six at the Eichilampattu Hospital, 71 at the Karadiyanaru Hospital, 20 at the Pathiyathalava Hospital and 70 at the Palamunai Hospital.

Altogether 261 patients are under treatments at COVID-19 Treatment Centres, he said.

The Kattankudy and Eravur contactc had infected with the virus from the Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster, he said.

The public have been advised to stay indoors. “Adhere to health guidelines and use personal protective measures whenever go out,” he cautioned the residents.