Ten children had died at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, due to COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus in March, last year, health officials say.
Besides, more than 600 COVID-9 positive persons have tested positive for COVID-19 at the LRH, said hospital’s director G. Wijesuriya.
Those infected include 490 children and 100 parents.
He lamented that the negligence on the part of the parents was the reason why children contracted the virus.
He, therefore, urged the parents and elders to be vigilant of their children and to ensure their safety against the COVID-19.