GMOA warns of risk of Covid-19 second wave

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today warned of a risk of a Covid-19 second wave in the country if the situation was not kept under control.

The GMOA said in a media statement that the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the spread of the coronavirus had been completely contained within the country.

However, the GMOA urged the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health to conduct at least 8,000 PCR tests per month to make sure that the virus has been completely eradicated from the country.

“The possible ways that could lead to a risk of a second wave of the virus are from the returnees from foreign countries, people in quarantine centers, patients in hospitals and people who interact with them,” it said.

“The opening of gates to the tourists from August 01 should also be taken for reconsideration as it might lead to a risk of a second wave,” the GMOA added.

In addition, the GMOA urged the Government to take pertinent measures to make sure that health guidelines are not ignored during the election period.          

The GMOA said that right now there are only two active coronavirus clusters, the Navy and Sri Lankan returnees.
However, the GMOA warned that if the situation is not kept under control it could result in a second wave.

Meanwhile, the GMOA pointed out that the number of global Covid-10 patients has surpassed 10 million, while over 500, 000 COVID-19 deaths had been reported.

The GMOA earlier too warned of a risk of a COVID-19 second wave after a large number of people gathered at the funeral of former Minister Arumugam Thondaman. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 10

  • BigEars Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:56 PM

    The GMOA has come out of hibernation. The health mister once before declared that COVID19 is eradicated in Sri Lanka. The GMOA and the Heath Ministry has lost credibility.

    sam silva Tuesday, 30 June 2020 07:10 PM

    Please read the world news for better understanding.

    sam silva Tuesday, 30 June 2020 07:08 PM

    We are the experts and need not worry too much. The elections are more important to our country to elect the same crooks once again.

    Patient Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:36 PM

    Will the GMOA riding on top of the wave?

    Lanka Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:44 PM

    Of course, COVID 19 is eradicated ONLY in Sri Lanka. We are once again, top!

    Herath Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:53 PM

    GOMA might thinking of to keep SL migrants aboard ( to die ) and God to look after their families back in Sri Lanka.

    A Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:14 PM

    GMOA fishing again may be need Duty free cars from government so showing hard work. As along Covid 19 Exist GMOA is happy.

    R. Anthony Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:32 PM

    GMOA, woken up. Please be in touch with the Deffenc Secretary, and the Commander of the Army, Major General, for any Medical Advice on how to control and eradicate the 2nd wave of Covid 19. They are Experts, !?

    Samson Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:46 PM

    These authorities have also messed up. Thondaman funeral is now history. Yes election is most important and all have to take care.

    Roshanaly Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:36 AM

    Keeping the election is the top priority for the government. They are not bothered about the second wave or third wave.

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