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Total number of coronavirus cases rises to 50 in SL

The Health Ministry a short while ago said that 9 more patients have tested positive for the corona virus.

Accordingly, the total number of patients infected with the virus has risen to 50.

The Health Ministry said 212 individuals are currently under observation.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has requested all spectators who were at the ‘Turf Club Tent’ during the Royal- Thomian Cricket encounter last week, to self quarantine for 14- days.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the request was made after a SriLankan Airlines First Officer who had attended the match was later tested positive for the Coronavirus.