Sri Lanka Is Banning the Entry of People Traveling from India

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is banning the entry of people traveling from India, where coronavirus cases are rapidly rising.

The move by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka comes as the number of confirmed cases in India exceeded 21 million.

Sri Lanka has also seen a rapid increase in cases in the last two weeks. Before April 20, the number of new confirmed cases was usually less than 200 each day. But since then, the number has gone up by at least eight times.

On Thursday, health authorities said 1,939 new cases had been detected during the past 24 hours.

The largest number of patients were reported in the Colombo district, which includes the capital.

Health officials have warned that infections could rise rapidly in the next three weeks because of celebrations and shopping by people during the traditional new year festival on April 14.

Sri Lanka’s total number of cases has reached 117,528 with 734 fatalities.


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