Minister for Agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that up to date (from day the Delta variant of Covid-19 was identified in Sri Lanka), 847 protests have been organised by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.
106,000 people have participated in these, added the Minister, stating that Sajith Premadas and the JVP should be held responsible for the spread of Covid-19.
209 doctors down with Covid-19
The Government Medical Officers Association said that 209 doctors around the island were afflicted with Covid-19.
30-40 of them are receiving treatment at hospitals, with one in critical condition in ICU.
Three doctors have already passed away due to Covid-19 complications; two doctors from Ragama hospital and one from Kegalle.
A plea from the State Minister State Minister for the prevention of Covid-19, Sudarshani Fernandopulle has appealed to Sri Lankans living abroad to provide assistance to rural hospitals, as Sri Lanka is in a critical condition. She added that Sri Lankan living in Australia have provided assistance to hospitals here and that she was grateful for their aid.