Colombo: Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has reported the ruling political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to temporarily suspend election protests following a sudden spike in COVID-19 instances from a drug rehabilitation center.
Following the his own announcement on Sun., the governing party in an announcement stated that all election protests to be conducted from Mon. to Wed., that are to be participated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa & also the PM were postponed till furthermore circular to comply with health instructions, records Xinhua press agency.
Creator of the SLPP, Basil Rajapaksa, within the announcement appealed all party students to limit their own meetings & scale down small protests as well.
Sri Lanka is slated hold its critical parliamentary elections on Aug five that going to elect a new 225-member Parliament.
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Elections Commission has stated multiple new health instructions going to be in place to enable voters to cast their own ballots on polling day.
The amount of positive COVID-19 sufferers approached 2,617 on Sun. in the evening after 94 citizens tested positive(+ve) during this day, most of them from that Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, the govt info dept. stated.
The Health Ministry stated that the sudden spike in the amount of instances has been due to the rehab center that has as of now becomes a cluster with over 300 inmates & 3 counselors testing positive(+ve) over the weekend.
The Ministry added further the status has been well under curb however the amount of sufferers can raise within the coming days.
The number of deaths presently stood in 11.