Sri Lanka's COVID-19 patients rise to 142

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COLOMBO, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 positive cases rose to 142 after 20 new cases were detected on Tuesday while two deaths have been reported to date, the Health Ministry said.

Out of this number, 17 patients recovered and were discharged while 123 are under observation in the designated hospitals across the country, the ministry said.

The cases detected on Tuesday were the highest number detected within a single day since the first local patient was detected on March 10, the ministry added.

The ministry further urged people to remain indoors and avoid social interaction in order to prevent a further spread of the virus.

Sri Lanka has been remaining under a countrywide curfew since March 20 which was lifted for a few days to allow people to re-stock on essential items.

Five districts of the country including capital Colombo, however, remain under an indefinite curfew while the government has made arrangements to distribute food and essential items to households. Enditem

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