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Efforts under way to check Covid-19 in Jaffna

18 April, 2021

Efforts are being made to check the spread of Covid-19 in the Jaffna peninsula as the number of cases had crossed the 115 mark with a dozen fatalities, a senior most regional official said. Government Agent Jaffna K. Mahesan said since the outbreak of the pandemic over a year ago some 5,042 persons from 784 families had been quarantined in the Jaffna Peninsula.

At least seven persons including two police officers are the most recently confirmed Covid-19 cases in the region, according to the Director, Health Service in Jaffna Dr. A. Ketheeswaran.

He also added that efforts were being made to increase the Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) tests at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital and the Jaffna Medical Faculty laboratories.

Officials have called upon people to be extremely cautious and supportive towards the health sector in Jaffna to check the Covid-19 menace.

In a separate development, the Jaffna market areas which were closed for the past several weeks on account of the Covid-19 threats have re-opened in keeping with strict health and hygienic guidelines.

Schools and private tuition centres are also expected to re-open tomorrow Monday (April 19).