COVID-19 Updates

The Sri Lankan Government has been proactive in putting in place precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. This page provides updates on the status of COVID-19 in the country.

24th September 2020

Last Updated – 08:00 AM, 24th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 182. The number of patients under observation are 52. A total of 3129 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

23rd September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 182. The number of patients under observation are 65. A total of 3118 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

22nd September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 186. The number of patients under observation are 38. A total of 3100 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

21st September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 186. The number of patients under observation are 33. A total of 3088 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

18th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 220. The number of patients under observation are 44. A total of 3043 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

17th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 237. The number of patients under observation are 43. A total of 3021 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

16th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 242. The number of patients under observation are 70. A total of 3016 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

15th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 244. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 3005 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

14th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 217. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 3005 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

11th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 188. The number of patients under observation are 70. A total of 2955 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

09th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 193. The number of patients under observation are 37. A total of 2935 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

08th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 185. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 2926 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

07th September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 186. The number of patients under observation are 57. A total of 2925 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

03rd September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 210. The number of patients under observation are 80. A total of 2889 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

03rd September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 206. The number of patients under observation are 77. A total of 2883 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

02nd September 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 201. The number of patients under observation are 54. A total of 2879 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

31st August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 140. The number of patients under observation are 52. A total of 2860 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

29th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 135. The number of patients under observation are 45. A total of 2842 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

28th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 144. The number of patients under observation are 67. A total of 2830 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

27th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 153. The number of patients under observation are 83. A total of 2819 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

26th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 143. The number of patients under observation are 62. A total of 2816 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

24th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 135. The number of patients under observation are 55. A total of 2805 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

21st August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 142. The number of patients under observation are 97. A total of 2765 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

20th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 131. The number of patients under observation are 62. A total of 2760 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

19th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 136. The number of patients under observation are 74. A total of 2755 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

18th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 213. The number of patients under observation are 65. A total of 2676 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

17th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 212. The number of patients under observation are 55. A total of 2670 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

14th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 225. The number of patients under observation are 48. A total of 2646 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

13th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 232. The number of patients under observation are 49. A total of 2638 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

12th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 247. The number of patients under observation are 49. A total of 2622 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

11th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 267. The number of patients under observation are 70. A total of 2593 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

10th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 254. The number of patients under observation are 48. A total of 2582 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

09th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 254. The number of patients under observation are 51. A total of 2576 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

08th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 264. The number of patients under observation are 38. A total of 2564 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

07th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 287. The number of patients under observation are 64. A total of 2541 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

06th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 291. The number of patients under observation are 68. A total of 2537 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

05th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 299. The number of patients under observation are 69. A total of 2524 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

04th August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 300. The number of patients under observation are 50. A total of 2517 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

02nd August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 365. The number of patients under observation are 48. A total of 2439 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

01st August 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 413. The number of patients under observation are 48. A total of 2391 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

30th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 482. The number of patients under observation are 80. A total of 2317 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

29th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 503. The number of patients under observation are 65. A total of 2296 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

28th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 673. The number of patients under observation are 80. A total of 2121 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

24th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 665. The number of patients under observation are 101. A total of 2077 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

23rd July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 656. The number of patients under observation are 107. A total of 2064 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

22nd July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 671. The number of patients under observation are 94. A total of 2048 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

21st July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 678. The number of patients under observation are 119. A total of 2041 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

20th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 678. The number of patients under observation are 107. A total of 2035 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

19th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 670. The number of patients under observation are 111. A total of 2023 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

18th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 674. The number of patients under observation are 99. A total of 2012 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

17th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 669. The number of patients under observation are 168. A total of 2007 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

16th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 572. The number of patients under observation are 150. A total of 2001 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

15th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 666. The number of patients under observation are 120. A total of 1988 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

14th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 647. The number of patients under observation are 120. A total of 1988 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

13th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 625. The number of patients under observation are 99. A total of 1981 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

12th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 614. The number of patients under observation are 99. A total of 1980 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

11th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 464. The number of patients under observation are 37. A total of 1980 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

10th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 164. The number of patients under observation are 45. A total of 1979 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

09th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 116. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 1967 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

08th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 103. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 1967 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

07th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 149. The number of patients under observation are 43. A total of 1917 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

06th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 162. The number of patients under observation are 38. A total of 1903 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

05th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 178. The number of patients under observation are 42. A total of 1885 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

04th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 195. The number of patients under observation are 57. A total of 1863 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

03rd July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 228. The number of patients under observation are 58. A total of 1827 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

02nd July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 295. The number of patients under observation are 55. A total of 1748 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

01st July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 325. The number of patients under observation are 49. A total of 1711 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

30th July 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 353. The number of patients under observation are 40. A total of 1678 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

29th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 365. The number of patients under observation are 51. A total of 1661 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

28th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 383. The number of patients under observation are 42. A total of 1639 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

27th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 380. The number of patients under observation are 36. A total of 1619 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

26th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 397. The number of patients under observation are 36. A total of 1602 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

25th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 428. The number of patients under observation are 30. A total of 1562 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

24th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 432. The number of patients under observation are 54. A total of 1548 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

23rd June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 414. The number of patients under observation are 31. A total of 1526 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

22nd June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 441. The number of patients under observation are 25. A total of 1498 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

21st June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 467. The number of patients under observation are 39. A total of 1472 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

20th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 493. The number of patients under observation are 43. A total of 1446 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

19th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 491. The number of patients under observation are 43. A total of 1446 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

18th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 516. The number of patients under observation are 29. A total of 1397 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

17th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 533. The number of patients under observation are 55. A total of 1371 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

16th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 552. The number of patients under observation are 46. A total of 1342 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

15th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 591. The number of patients under observation are 35. A total of 1287 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

14th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 621. The number of patients under observation are 63. A total of 1252 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

13th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 673. The number of patients under observation are 57. A total of 1196 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

12th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 715. The number of patients under observation are 51. A total of 1150 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

11th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 736. The number of patients under observation are 62. A total of 1122 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

10th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 791. The number of patients under observation are 74. A total of 1057 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

09th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 856. The number of patients under observation are 41. A total of 990 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

08th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 883. The number of patients under observation are 70. A total of 941 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

07th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 912. The number of patients under observation are 46. A total of 891 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

06th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 932. The number of patients under observation are 48. A total of 858 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

05th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 947. The number of patients under observation are 56. A total of 839 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

04th June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 902. The number of patients under observation are 66. A total of 836 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

03rd June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 849. The number of patients under observation are 84. A total of 823 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

02nd June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 821. The number of patients under observation are 65. A total of 811 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

01st June 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 821. The number of patients under observation are 74. A total of 801 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

31st May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 829. The number of patients under observation are 55. A total of 781 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

30th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 794. The number of patients under observation are 75. A total of 754 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

29th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 775. The number of patients under observation are 68. A total of 745 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

28th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 727. The number of patients under observation are 75. A total of 732 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

27th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 597. The number of patients under observation are 76. A total of 712 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

26th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 477. The number of patients under observation are 79. A total of 695 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

25th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 458. The number of patients under observation are 97. A total of 674 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

24th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 420. The number of patients under observation are 101. A total of 660 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

23rd May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 439. The number of patients under observation are 110. A total of 620 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

22nd May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 442. The number of patients under observation are 139. A total of 604 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

21st May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 435. The number of patients under observation are 112. A total of 584 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

20th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 445. The number of patients under observation are 135. A total of 569 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

19th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 424. The number of patients under observation are 149. A total of 559 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

18th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 434. The number of patients under observation are 209. A total of 538 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Source: Health Promotion Bureau

17th May 2020

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 431. The number of patients under observation are 106. A total of 520 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

16th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 449. The number of patients under observation are 112. A total of 477 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

15th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 471. The number of patients under observation are 108. A total of 445 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

14th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 502. The number of patients under observation are 105. A total of 382 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

13th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 514. The number of patients under observation are 117. A total of 366 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

12th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 517. The number of patients under observation are 114. A total of 343 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

11th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 533. The number of patients under observation are 116. A total of 321 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

10th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 517. The number of patients under observation are 116. A total of 321 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

09th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 586. The number of patients under observation are 135. A total of 240 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

08th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 575. The number of patients under observation are 135. A total of 240 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

07th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 556. The number of patients under observation are 134. A total of 232 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

06th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 547. The number of patients under observation are 153. A total of 215 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

05th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 553. The number of patients under observation are 137. A total of 194 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

04th May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 527. The number of patients under observation are 176. A total of 184 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

03rd May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 516. The number of patients under observation are 176. A total of 182 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

02nd May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 511. The number of patients under observation are 179. A total of 172 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

01st May 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 502. The number of patients under observation are 145. A total of 157 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

30th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 503. The number of patients under observation are 187. A total of 139 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

29th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 481. The number of patients under observation are 250. A total of 134 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

28th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 455. The number of patients under observation are 317. A total of 134 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

27th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 390. The number of patients under observation are 295. A total of 126 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

26th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 340. The number of patients under observation are 273. A total of 120 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

25th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 310. The number of patients under observation are 247. A total of 118 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

24th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 254. The number of patients under observation are 183. A total of 107 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

23rd April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 218. The number of patients under observation are 173. A total of 105 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

22nd April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 199. The number of patients under observation are 148. A total of 104 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

21st April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 197. The number of patients under observation are 158. A total of 100 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

20th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 167. The number of patients under observation are 122. A total of 97 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

19th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 156. The number of patients under observation are 122. A total of 91 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

18th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 160. The number of patients under observation are 103. A total of 77 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

17th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 161. The number of patients under observation are 148. A total of 70 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

16th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 166. The number of patients under observation are 161. A total of 65 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

15th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 163. The number of patients under observation are 144. A total of 63 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

14th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 152. The number of patients under observation are 142. A total of 59 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

13th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 147. The number of patients under observation are 117. A total of 56 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

12th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 137. The number of patients under observation are 154. A total of 55 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

11th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 136. The number of patients under observation are 165. A total of 54 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

10th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 133. The number of patients under observation are 224. A total of 50 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

09th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 135. The number of patients under observation are 242. A total of 47 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

08th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 138. The number of patients under observation are 228. A total of 42 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

07th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 132. The number of patients under observation are 255. A total of 42 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

06th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 132. The number of patients under observation are 259. A total of 29 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

05th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 132. The number of patients under observation are 259. A total of 29 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

04th April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 129. The number of patients under observation are 273. A total of 25 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

03rd April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 125. The number of patients under observation are 250. A total of 22 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

02nd April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 124. The number of patients under observation are 251. A total of 21 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

01st April 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 123. The number of patients under observation are 231. A total of 18 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

31st March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 104. The number of patients under observation are 173. A total of 16 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

30th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 108. The number of patients under observation are 117. A total of 11 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

29th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 104. The number of patients under observation are 117. A total of 10 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Sri Lanka recorded its first COVID-19 related death yesterday (28th March).

Source: Epidemiology Unit

28th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 97. The number of patients under observation are 199. A total of nine patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

27th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 99. The number of patients under observation are 238. A total of seven patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

26th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka remains at 99, as no new patients were detected on 25th March 2020. The number of patients under observation are 247. A total of three patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

25th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is currently at 99. The number of patients under observation are 255.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

24th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is currently at 95. The number of patients under observation are 229.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

23rd March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Recovers
    The first Sri Lankan COVID-19 patient, a 52 year old tour guide, has completely recovered and been discharged from the IDH hospital, according to Health Authorities.

Source: Newswire.lk

 

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is currently at 86. The number of patients under observation are 227.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

22nd March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is currently at 77. There are 222 patients under observation.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

21st March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is currently at 76.

Source: Health Promotion Bureau

  • Extension of Curfew in Colombo, Gampaha & Puttalam
    The ongoing curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Puttalam has been extended till 6:00 AM on Tuesday (24). The curfew for these three districts will be re-enforced at 2:00 PM on the same day.
    In the meantime, the curfew in other districts will be lifted at 6:00 AM on Monday (23) and will be re-enforced at 2:00 PM on the same day.

Source: Ada Derana

 

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka is 71. The total number of patients under observation are 245.

Source: Epidemiology Unit

 

  • Tourists Without Airport Transfers Urged to Contact Police
    Tourists who are unable to find transportation to travel to the airport are requested to contact the nearest police station. A 24-hour helpline – 1912 – is in operation for tourists who seek assistance during this time.

Source: Sri Lanka Tourism

20th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The number of active COVID-19 positive patients in Sri Lanka has risen to 70.

Source: Ada Derana

 

  • Government Bans All Leisure Trips, Pilgrimages and Tours
    The Government has banned all leisure trips, pilgrimages and tours within the country until further notice.

Source: Ada Derana

 

  • Island-wide curfew to be imposed until Monday
    The President’s Office has announced that an Islandwide Police curfew will be imposed with effect from 6:00 PM today until 6:00 AM on Monday (23).

Source: Ada Derana

19th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Seven more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 on 19th March 2020 in Sri Lanka. This brings the total active COVID-19 patients in the country to 59.

Source: Ada Derana

 

  • Government Declares Six Day Period for Public and Private Sectors to Work from Home
    The Government has declared a period of six working days, from 20th – 27th March 2020, for employees of the public and private sectors to work from home. This measure is being implemented as a means to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.

Source: Ada Derana

18th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Nine more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 18th March 2020. There are 50 active cases in the country at present.

Source: Ada Derana

  • All Pilgrimages and Leisure Trips Within Sri Lanka Banned
    The Health Minister announced that all pilgrimages and leisure trips within Sri Lanka have been banned until further notice.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Police curfew to be imposed in Puttalam, Chilaw & Negombo-Kochchikade
    The government has decided to impose police curfew in the Puttalam District and Kochchikade Police Division in Negombo from 4.30 pm this evening (18 March).
    The curfew will be enforced in 11 police divisions in Puttalam, 7 in police divisions in Chilaw and the Kochchikade police division in Negombo.

Source: Ada Derana

  • CMC Closes Parks, Grounds, Libraries
    The Colombo Municipal Council has decided to close down all of its recreational parks (including Vihara Maha Devi Park), fitness centres, community centres, clinics, sports grounds, reception halls and libraries for a period of two weeks.

Source: Daily Mirror

  • Closure of Historic Sites During Holiday Period
    The Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs has notified the public that all historical and archaeological sites would be closed during the special holiday period (16-19 March) imposed by the government due to COVID-19. Local and foreign visitors have been asked to refrain from tours to these sites during this period.

Source: News.lk

  • Visa Extension for Foreigners in Sri Lanka
    The Government has decided to extend the validity period of all types of Visas issued to all foreigners who are currently in Sri Lanka. The validity period of all types of Visas will be extended for a period of 30 days with effect from 14th March – 12th April 2020.
    Foreign nationals are informed to visit the Visa Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration on either 08th or 09th of April 2020 to pay the relevant fee and to get the visa endorsed in the Passport. For those who intend to leave the island during the aforementioned period; the journey will be facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the Airport without any penalty.
    The validity period of the Acknowledgement issued for applications already submitted to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to obtain visas will also be extended for a period of 30 days with effect from 14th March – 12th April 2020.
    Any inquiries on the matter can be made through 0771588724.

Source: Ada Derana

17th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Nine more patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 17th March 2020. This brings the total active cases in the country to 43.

Source: Ada Derana

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Six more patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 17th March 2020, bringing the total active cases in Sri Lanka to 34.

Source: Newswire.lk

  • Sri Lanka Suspends Passenger Arrivals at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)
    The Civil Aviation Authority has informed all online and offline carriers that all international airports in Sri Lanka will be closed for operation of inward international commercial passenger flights (arrivals) with effect from 0400hrs on 19th March 2020 (Sri Lanka time) until 2359hrs on 25th March 2020 (Sri Lanka time). Please visit the CAA website for more details.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority

  • Travel Ban on Qatar, Bahrain and Canada
    The Civil Aviation Authority has announced that passengers from Qatar, Bahrain and Canada will not be permitted to land in Sri Lanka starting from midnight today (17). The travel ban will be in place for two weeks.
    This restriction will not apply to passengers transiting Qatar, Canada or Bahrain, if they are not nationals of the three countries.

Source: Daily Mirror

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    A total of ten patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 16th March 2020, bringing the total active cases in Sri Lanka to 28.

Source: Ada Derana

16th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Ten more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 16th March 2020. This brings the total active cases in Sri Lanka to 28.

Source: Newswire.lk

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka as at 11:00 AM on 16th March 2020 is 18.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Closure of National Museums
    The 11 national museums under the Department of Museums will be closed indefinitely.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Sri Lanka Limits Provision of Consular Services in More Overseas Missions
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations has initiated action to regulate consular services in the United Kingdom (London), Belgium (Brussels) and Norway (Oslo).
    Accordingly, from 16th March 2020, consular services offered by Sri Lanka Missions in these countries will be limited to the issuance of emergency travel documents, issuance of certification and related documents connected to death, and any other emergency services considered necessary.

Source: Ada Derana

15th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    The Government Information Department has confirmed that seven more patients have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases in Sri Lanka to 18. The seven patients had arrived from Italy and were in the quarantine facility in Kandakadu.

Source: Newswire

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Another patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on 15th March 2020. This brings the number of active cases to 11. The patient was a travel companion of an already diagnosed Sri Lankan COVID-19 patient who arrived from Germany.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Hotline for COVID-19 Information
    The government introduces hotline 117 active from 8:00 PM today (15) for the public to seek or provide information on COVID-19.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Travel Beginning from UK, Norway and Belgium Banned
    All travel beginning from the United Kingdom, Belgium and Norway will be banned for a period of two weeks with effect from 2359hrs (local time in Sri Lanka) on 16th March 2020. The ban will commence on all flights arriving after 16th March 2359hrs (local time in Sri Lanka) and end on the 30th of March 2020 2400hrs (local time in Sri Lanka).
    Accordingly, all airlines are strongly instructed not to board during the aforementioned period in any of their flights destined to Sri Lanka, any passenger who is either originating from the aforementioned States or who has been in any of those countries within the last 14 days.

Source: Newswire.lk

  • Closure of National Parks
    All National Parks Managed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation will be closed for 14 Days from 15th March 2020. All other wildlife tourism activities including Marine Mammal Watching (Whale/Dolphin Watching) are also closed for visitors during the period.

Source: Department of Wildlife Conservation

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Total number of confirmed active COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka as of 10:00 AM on 15th March 2020 are ten (10).

Source: Ada Derana

  • Sri Lanka Navy Geared to Handle COVID-19 at Ports
    The Sri Lanka Navy conducted a drill at the harbor yesterday (14th March) to rehearse Standard Operational Procedure that could be adopted in the event of transferring a suspected COVID-19 patient from a ship to hospital ashore and quarantining a particular area on the land.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Sri Lanka Limits Provision of Consular Services in Overseas Missions
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations has decided to limit the provision of consular services in 11 Sri Lanka Missions overseas commencing 16th March until further notice. These Missions have arranged to restrict services related only to the issuance of temporary/emergency travel documents, issuance and certification of documents relevant to deaths of Sri Lankans and any other emergency consular service deemed necessary, on a case by case basis. This will be done based on prior appointments obtained from the Missions.

Source: Daily Mirror

  • Ban on Public Gatherings
    The Police Media Division stated that hosting any event, including gatherings that involve large crowds of people will be prohibited for two weeks with effect from 15th March 2020.

Source: News First

14th March 2020

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Sri Lanka today, 14th March 2020. Four patients had recently returned from Italy and the fifth is a relative of one of the confirmed patients. This brings the total number of current cases in Sri Lanka to 10.

Source: Ada Derana & Ada Derana

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Last confirmed patient identified on 13th March 2020. Total confirmed cases in Sri Lanka are six (1 foreign and 5 local). One patient has already been discharged and the other five are receiving treatment. A total of 103 individuals are under observation.

Source: Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services

  • Screening of Films Halted
    All movie theatres under the purview of the National Film Corporation have been requested by the Cultural Affairs Ministry to suspend screening of movies until further notice. The decision was made taking into consideration the prevailing health concerns due to the threat of COVID-19 in the country.

Source: Ada Derana

13th March 2020

  • Temporary Suspension of Visa for the following 12 countries
    A temporary suspension of Visas will be in effect for Qatar, Bahrain, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Austria for a period of two weeks from 23:59 hrs (local time in Sri Lanka) on 15th March and it will come to an end at 24:00 hrs (local time in Sri Lanka) on 29th March 2020. This is in addition to Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy.

Sources: Daily Mirror | Ada Derana

  • Sri Lankan Passengers from Europe, excluding the UK, to be Quarantined
    All Sri Lankans arriving to the island from Europe will be quarantined for a period of 14 days.

Source: Ada Derana

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    Three more confirmed patients were identified on 13th March 2020. The patients had arrived from Germany and Italy. They are currently receiving treatment. This brings the total of current confirmed cases to five.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Travel Ban on Eight Additional Countries for Two Weeks
    Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that all travel beginning from France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Austria will be banned for two weeks from 15 – 29 March 2020. All airlines flying to Sri Lanka are strongly instructed not to board any passenger, either originating from the aforementioned countries or who has been to these countries within the last 14 days.

Source: Ada Derana

  • Two Week Travel Ban on all Passengers Arriving from South Korea, Italy and Iran
    The Government of Sri Lanka has imposed a two week travel ban on passengers from South Korea, Italy and Iran, starting 14th March 2020. Accordingly, the Government has advised all airlines to refrain from boarding passengers either originating from South Korea, Italy and Iran, or having been in any of the three countries within the last 14 days.

Source: Economy Next

  • Self-declaration Forms for All Travellers
    Passengers of all international flights entering into Sri Lanka from any port are required to provide personal particulars, address and contact number in Sri Lanka, and travel history to health officials and immigration officials.

Source: Sri Lanka Tourism

  • Hotline for COVID-19 Information
    The Department of Government Information has shared two hotline numbers for the general public to obtain information on COVID-19. The numbers are +94 710107107 or +94 (0) 113071073.

Source: Ada Derana

  • COVID-19 Patient Update
    There are currently two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. One is a tour guide who accompanied a group of Italian tourists and the second shared lodgings with the guide. Both patients are currently receiving treatment. Sri Lanka has reported no deaths from COVID-19.

Source: Sri Lanka Tourism

12th March 2020

  • On-arrival Visa Suspended
    Sri Lanka has indefinitely suspended the issuance of on-arrival visas for all visitors. Visa applications need to be made prior to arrival, through the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) website here.

Source: Daily FT

  • Closure of Schools
    The Ministry of Education has declared that all schools on the island will be closed from 13th March to 20th April 2020.

Source: Ada Derana