The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says over 40000 people who associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Sri Lanka, have been identified around the country.
GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza said that they were informed during talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that Army intelligence officers had so far identified 42000 people who associated with the COVID-19 patients who are now in hospital.
He said that the health authorities are testing only around 300 people a day for the virus, which is not sufficient.
“At this rate when will we complete the testing?” Dr. Naveen de Soyza asked.
He said that the authorities must switch to using rapid test kits as opposed to polymerase chain reaction testing, better known as PCR.
Dr. Naveen de Soyza said that the quarantine process alone will not help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)