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It is not necessary to impose a lock-down in the country in a situation where the COVID-19 is not widespread, Director General of Health Services, Dr Anil Jasinghe today.

“The virus is only confined to some areas,” he said and added that a lock-down has been imposed in certain areas in Rajanganaya where an instructor employed at the East KandakaduTreatment and Rehabilitation Centretested positive for COVID-19.

Travel has been restricted to Rajanganaya Yaya 01, 03 and 05 while essential food items and other necessities are being provided to the residents.   

Dr. Jasinghe said 534 cases had been detected in the Kandakadu cluster so far while 25 cases were reported from society resulting from the Kandakadu cluster.

“We continue to carry out PCR tests in Rajanganaya and other vulnerable areas including some selected areas,” he said adding that some 3,000 PCR tests had been carried out in Kandakadu.

Meanwhile, he said intelligence services had beefed up their surveillance countrywide to detect COVID-19 cases but there were no signs to suggest the viral infection had spread across the country.

“All precautionary and protective measures have been taken to prevent further escalation of the pandemic,” he said.“What we expect from the public is to follow health guidelines to the letter.” (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

 

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  • Sando Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:35 PM

    Why panic. The Government has it well controlled. Why fear.....it is not a demon as shown.

    Dora Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:57 PM

    I don’t suppose you will take responsibility for what happens mid August and end September when results of not closing down appears?!

    Mmm Wednesday, 15 July 2020 04:00 PM

    BECAUSE FOR HIM NO PROBLEM. HE WILL GET S PASS ANYWAY.

    Citizen with some brains Wednesday, 15 July 2020 06:34 PM

    Why are commenters over here so reluctant to admit the real situation and so hell bent on insisting that there is a second wave? Do we see dead bodies piled up over here like the “developed” countries of the west? Don’t spit to the sky.

    VJ Wednesday, 15 July 2020 06:44 PM

    Let’s wait till it becomes widespread.

    Alarm bell Wednesday, 15 July 2020 07:36 PM

    Pay attention to social distancing within government OPD CLINICS. It is alarming; do justice to the sick.

    Henal Wednesday, 15 July 2020 07:38 PM

    Aren’t we learning from other countries? Even in Australia the 2nd wave has started isn’t it? He will be held responsible

    Kim Thursday, 16 July 2020 07:20 AM

    Unlike developed countries that are more open to admitting their real position regarding the number of covid 19 cases and deaths Sri Lanka is playing politics to fool the people to have the elections done and dusted as quickly as possible. Even a country like Australia having the same population as Sri Lanka which was one of the first countries to have the covid 19 pandemic under control could not prevent a second attack.

    Roger Galpihilla Thursday, 16 July 2020 08:18 AM

    He just doing what he is told to do. Trump is his teacher.

    Buruwa Thursday, 16 July 2020 08:56 AM

    I had a great respect to you. Now I even don't like to see you in News Papers. You need to be firmed on what you claim and protect the integrity. Look the what the hell, First Citizen did in political meeting, no social distancing and taking pictures with attendances etc..


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