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With the current security measures in place, the possibilities of the current Covid-19 situation leading to a community spread have been curbed, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera said today.  

Addressing the media, he said measures such as imposing a quarantine curfew in the Western Province and other high-risk areas have contributed to containing the virus in the country.

“It is very important that the public should cooperate by adhering to the restrictions in order to bring the country to normalcy,” Dr. Samaraweera said.

 “The efforts of health and security officials alone are not sufficient to combat Covid-19. The support of people is equally vital in the endeavour to do away with the virus,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Sam Silva Tuesday, 03 November 2020 08:47 PM

    Why the security measures were not imposed over a month ago which would have prevented spread the virus .

    Mifaz Tuesday, 03 November 2020 09:29 PM

    Do not blame 100% on average public. It is businessmen , high profile persons who did attend to proper quarantine which spreaded second time. Damage has been done where many have lost businesses and jobs and struggling to recover.

    Dee Tuesday, 03 November 2020 09:42 PM

    Thank you 'Sar'

    Shiran fernando Tuesday, 03 November 2020 09:56 PM

    U mean sir, still no vommunity spread?.

    Appuhamy Tuesday, 03 November 2020 10:38 PM

    Really? Thank you for informing us. We didn’t know that.

    Srilankan Tuesday, 03 November 2020 11:06 PM

    Here comes the puppet!!! Read the script and go back!!!

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Wednesday, 04 November 2020 12:12 AM

    Then the population should also be able to shop.

    Roger Galpihilla (Germany) Wednesday, 04 November 2020 12:29 AM

    Yes Sir, No Sir, keep me in my job Sir.

    raki Wednesday, 04 November 2020 01:09 AM

    Can we believe his remark? We are not regretting if curfew was imposed at the right time.

    Sunil Wednesday, 04 November 2020 02:11 AM

    Hope normalcy will be soon. However, seeing the situation in UAE, UK and India it will be difficult to get to June levels as there will be asymptomatics that can spread it later on. It will be difficult to test 100%.

    dr gon thadiya Wednesday, 04 November 2020 02:53 AM

    please raise your hands and scratch your head and see if you feel something coming out of your head.

    Dr.Siri Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:39 AM

    You being knowledgeable did neglect your responsibility by not initiating a total lockdown at the earliest and avoiding this misery to the Srilankans


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