By JAMILA HUSAIN
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that measures Sri Lanka has taken to combat COVID-19 is in line with the eight pillars outlined in WHO’s country preparedness and response plan.
WHO Spokesperson, Sahani Chandraratna told the Daily Mirror that the WHO was working closely with the Health Ministry to ensure Sri Lanka’s preparedness and response measures were sufficient during the time of an outbreak.
The eight pillars outlined by the WHO include ‘country level coordination, planning and monitoring’, ‘infection prevention and control’ and ‘surveillance, rapid response teams and case investigations’.
It also includes monitoring all points of entry. Sri Lanka presently has 86 confirmed COVID-19 patients while more than 200 are under observation. Over 11,000 are under quarantine across the country.