Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that measures have been taken to treat those who have the virus in order to prevent it from spreading.
He said that a few people have reported to hospitals with A-H1N1 but that is not a cause of alarm.
Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that the media had reported that three patients at the Vavuniya General hospital had contracted the virus and there was a fear it will spread.
However Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that on the instructions of the Health Minister, steps have been taken to ensure the virus does not spread in the country. (Colombo Gazette)