Amidst a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka, the bed capacity in the isolation ward of Jaffna Teaching Hospital is reported to have been exhausted.
All four emergency beds and 11 beds for other COVID-19 patients available in the ward were occupied by Wednesday.
All patients currently receiving treatment at the hospital are under 50 years of age.
This development follows a few days after Jaffna police were seen dragging Tamils in the district and forcing them into quarantine for allegedly not wearing face masks.
The government’s militarised response to containing the spread of the virus has drawn widespread criticism.