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COVID infections among Children on the rise

The Health authorities have warned that the number of children contracting COVID-19 virus has increased in Sri Lanka. 
Director of Lady Ridgway Children’s Hospital Dr G Wijesuriya said the number of children with the virus has increased and the number of children receiving treatment at the hospital has now increased to 35.
There is a significant number of children infected with COVID-19 currently receiving in-house treatment and the rate of critical conditions is minimal. 
As per the statistics of the LRH hospital, more than 50 children are receiving in-house treatment at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH), while around 10 to 15 COVID-19 new cases are directed daily. 
According to the health authorities, children are more likely to contract the virus from  their parents or close adults and they urged the public to strictly follow the COVID 19 preventive guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.   

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