Covid-19 pandemic - No intention to hide actual scenario: DGHS

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Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Anil Jasinghe said there were only 19 Covid-19 cases reported yesterday and that they had no intention of hiding the actual situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Dr. Jasinghe said the health authorities were taking measures to reveal the actual number of cases being reported daily and warned people to be aware of the false information being circulated on social media with regard to COVID-19 numbers and only rely on the information provided by the health authorities.

Among the cases reported yesterday, four, two were returnees from Oman and UAE respectively, five were from Kandakadu, four were from Senapura, two were from Kundasale, one each from Lankapura and Rajanganaya.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated at hospitals countrywide rose to 666 yesterday while seven COVID-19 patients had recovered and were discharged yesterday increasing the number of those who had recovered to 1,988.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, the Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climbed to 2,665 as of 9.30 pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Government Medical Officers Association said Sri Lanka is currently passing the ‘Dance Phase’ stage in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Nanayak Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:34 AM

    DR. ANIL. DONT TALK BULL SHIT. GO TROUGH THE W. H. O. GUIDE LINE AND FOLLOW ACCORDINGLY. IF YOU WANT A LIST I WILL SEND TO YOU REPLY THIS COMMENTS AND SEND YOUR E MAIL. UPTO SEPTEMBER 15 th NOT SAFE AS PER W. H. O.

    Sisiseba Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:08 AM

    What are you talking about?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:47 AM

    On retirement, this guy is going to get a good ambassadorship post from Slipper party.

    Surisena Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:07 AM

    You are a real ........

    DDx Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:10 AM

    IMPORTANT - ACTION please put curfew like last time for 1-2 weeks Island wide and 3weeks in areas with Covid 19 Immediately - restrict movements NOW And During that time fully Test or Prisons (staff included ), rehab centres, frontline police and armed forces And health staff dealing with suspected and infected cases And strongly request them and public not to move all over the country unnecessarily and charge penalty If they do so (no point of legal action). Then We can control Up to a point the present community spread and you all can have your election too- do it now else August and September it will be too late..Don’t leave room for regrets- Well wisher for Sri-Lanka

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:13 AM

    Exactly that's his intention or he was forced to do so until the election day. Forget about 2/3 before 1 in 2 wiped out by the Corona.

    Don Juwan Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:35 AM

    The next time you will be elected as the boss of W.H.O. We have already recommended you for the post as most suitable.

    Era Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:37 AM

    Time to declare Islandwide curfew and restrict campaigning to TV. EC shud enable tv time allocation. Of not by election date their cud be a socail spread. Jasinghe is preasurized or submissive.

    Kanday Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:59 AM

    Of course - govt has been 100% honest with us. If people are actualy dying and sick - believe me, you would hear and see it. Hospitals would be flooded with the sick. Cemeteries would be flooded with the dead, like you saw in other countries. Sri Lanka has seen no such thing, so people please stop assuming the government is lying just because they did a good job so far.

    Dee Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:50 PM

    Which countries are you referring to? There was no such country.

    Jef May Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:08 PM

    Yes doctor you are not hiding , but you have become a victim of dirty politics

    Ranjith Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:17 PM

    You are a liar mouth piece of the government you are giving false information

    Don W Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:18 PM

    You are just following orders and misinterpretating the truth , we know it

    S.P.Ramkumar Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:56 PM

    Health services such as MOHs, Hospitals, PHIs, Midwifes and also Police, Army and other Civil officers are doing well.

    Ajit Perera (Ajit) Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:07 PM

    Dr. Jasinghe... We Salute your efforts and the efforts of the president and task force. Regardless of politics what you all have done us admirable. The whole nation, other than a few "buffaloes" acknowledge that. We ish you well as you strive to do a honest job. Kudos to you all.

    Gamage Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:46 PM

    We understand that you cannot tell the truth due to political influence. Don't worry. People rely on other means for useful information.

    june pacakapagal Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:57 PM

    Are you following the instructions of that stupid woman Pavithra Devi and are you a mouth piece of that woman who knows nothing about health. I think she should be sent to WHO for a training program because she can then learn all about health issues and then taker over the WHO

    Sokrates Wednesday, 15 July 2020 02:45 PM

    With the current measures it is impossible to keep the spread of the virus under control. The military regime under the dictator Gota lies to the population for selfish reasons and you know this. In your role as Director General of Health Services, you are committed to the population and not to a criminal mafia family. You should also respect Hippocrates' oath. But you're spreading the regime's lies. Perhaps the generals will force you to lie and you cannot counter the pressure, but in this case you should have the backbone and resign.

    Jaya Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:15 PM

    Learn from the world. Predict the scenario in two weeks. Resign respectfully.


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