Prez assures people protection from COVID-19 pandemic

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured that the people would be protected from the COVID-19 pandemic by mitigating the risk of the virus spreading in the country, until the pandemic is finally wiped out.

He said the government took successful measures in the wake of the virus outbreak long before many other governments.

According to the President's Media Division, the President said this when the Task Force on COVID-19 met at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in the wake of the positive cases found at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre.

He recalled that there were objections from the residents when planning to set up quarantine centres at the beginning, and those who arrived from Italy and south Korea also objected to being sent to quarantine centres.

“No matter what obstacle we face in the future, we will overcome the challenges and will not shy away from the responsibility of safeguarding the people," the President said and added that the close associates of the patients found positive at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre have been sent for quarantine.

“The close associates and links extending up to four circles have been asked to undergo a period of self-quarantine. The government has made plans to overcome the future challenges in a manner similar to how it controlled the situation initially,” he said.

At the meeting, the President instructed the health officials to continue with the PCR tests to keep the spread of the virus at a minimum level and instructed that the number of PCR tests being conducted at Rajanganaya and other areas where positive cases were reported to be increased and to update the people on the action taken to control the situation and about the pandemic.

The PMD said it was also agreed to expand the programme to rehabilitate the drug addicts parallel to the programme of mitigating COVOD-19 pandemic.

The President also expressed his gratitude to all those involved in the battle against the pandemic.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, President’s Secretary P.B.

Jayasundera, Chief Presidential Adviser Lalith Weeratunga, Prime Minister’s Secretary Gamini Senarath, Army Commander Shavendra Silva, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe and members of the COVID-19 Task Force and medical specialists also attended the meeting.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 11

  • Antony Jude Tuesday, 14 July 2020 08:14 PM

    Politicians including you violate quarantine laws. You should take responsibility for second wave of Covid-19 infection Srilanka.

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 14 July 2020 08:17 PM

    You are a criminal liar. Your only interest is to safeguarding the people to the polling boots otherwise you are walking over dead bodies.

    Lord of the Rings Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:33 PM

    You're a freaking moron Lord Wolfstein. Where do you see dead bodies in Sri Lanka unlike in the West and Europe???? Be real man and get a damn life!!!

    Moaner Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:12 PM

    Postpone elections for three months to prevent communal transmission and a heavy death toll. Let the epidemiologist advise you.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:52 PM

    You are a liar, how can you eradicate Corona virus, may be you found a vaccine great news, we can sell your vaccine and earn foreign exchange and settle foreign debts. Whom are you trying to fool,?????

    Sokrates Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:11 AM

    @ Lord of the Rings. Lord Wolfstein is correct. You must have been brainwashed by this criminal Rajapaksa Mafia Clan if you don't realize that Gota do not care about human life as long as he can maintain the power for his clan.

    citizen Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:41 AM

    In history human beings try to be God and they have always failed you are just a mortal who cannot guarantee yourself so stop talking nonsense

    citizen Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:55 AM

    Lord of the Rings if you are suffering from amnesia regarding dead bodies you need to consult a Vet Doctor because there is no remedy

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:25 AM

    Gota the messiah has arrived and is our only saviour against Covid 19... what a joke... only the local yakkos will swallow this hook line and sinker.

    Tisara Perera Thursday, 16 July 2020 08:52 AM

    Only comments from ghosts created by this cheap editor in chief are being published here. No gratitude. Thank Gota , he saved you from being blown up by those patronised by your so called worshipped Western friends and also he saved you from getting infected with this deadly virus while your worshipped Western friends allowed their people to die in vain. So still you side with them. Stupid people. Bring Ranil or Sajith back and see how corona swallws half of Sri Lanka. Then you will still blame Gota.

    Bernhard Eichmann Thursday, 16 July 2020 05:28 PM

    One should rather ask what is important choice or control of the corona virus

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