Health Ministry says COVID-19 under control in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health says the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in Sri Lanka.

Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr. Paba Palihawadana said that as of now there have not been any reports of the virus moving among local communities.

The spread of the coronavirus has been limited to the Navy with the latest confirmed cases also being Navy officers and a relative of a Navy officer.

However, Dr. Paba Palihawadana said that the public must continue to follow health guidelines to ensure the virus does not spread.

She said that social distancing must be followed and washing hands must also be ensured.

Dr. Paba Palihawadana also said that wearing face masks is also important when going out in public and when at work. (Colombo Gazette)



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  1. Paba are you off your head ? Everyday the number of cases are going up , the second wave is to come . You need to do. more test ,Find & Isolate cases and contacts

  2. Paba is talking like a Baba. Simple arithmetic shows the control. 20th April Morning, that was the day EC declared the date for election, the confirmed number was 268. Now after 27 days the number is 960. That means, average confirmed number per day is more than 25. Is it a good control? use simple arithmetic, not complex graphs or lines. lines do not go with lives.


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