Health officials say there has been an increase in the number of coronavirus deaths in the recent days.
Speaking to media, Deputy Director General of Health Services, Dr. Hemantha Herath said there is suspicion over the possibility of a rapid spread of the virus once again that has led to the current increase.
Dr. Herath warned the public not to take the coronavirus situation lightly and to remain vigilant.
He said the Epidemiology Unit is conducting research into the rise in COVID-deaths and will provide necessary details.
The Deputy Director General requested the public to obtain medical advice at the earliest if minor symptoms are witnessed