All schools would re-commence their academic activities for the third term, once they were cleared of mosquito breeding sites, the Education Ministry said.
During the last eight months, 146,710 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry from all over the country. Approximately 44.08 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province and the highest number of dengue cases was reported during the 29th week of this year.
In August, 18,983 dengue cases were recorded and there has been a reduction in the number compared to that of July, when 40,781 cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit. According to the National Dengue Control Unit, approximately 30 percent of dengue patients are children between 5 and 19 years of age.