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The PCR testing programme which was to be conducted in Colombo North has been postponed because of a work stoppage by the public health officers (PHIs), Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijeyamuni said yesterday.

“We hope the trade union action is settled by Monday so that we can conduct the PCR tests in Colombo,” Dr. Wijeyamuni said and added that they were hoping to call in the retired PHIs to help carry out COVID-19 prevention work.

However, Daily Mirror learns that some PHIs attached to small unions were not supporting the work stoppage. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Bushel Saturday, 18 July 2020 09:24 AM

    PHI should not react in this manner . What ever party no stable government because un fortunately election is still on hang . Can't blame any one. PHIs are not disition makers All thess day s they worked. So carry on. Do not let political hands play games at a serious situation like this . Once covid is controlled never mind u all fight back .

    God send ! ! ! Saturday, 18 July 2020 10:42 AM

    good ! you have mow the opportunity to postpone (testing) so that the figures of effected patients can kept to a low figure before elections.

    Bernhard Eichmann Saturday, 18 July 2020 11:24 AM

    The government is to blame. They only have their choice in mind. The population doesn't care about them.

    Dee Saturday, 18 July 2020 05:05 PM

    Good. Now the. Covid19 cases will reduce. Next newsflash may be 'covid19 recoveries exceed number of cases'!

    in trump's footsteps Saturday, 18 July 2020 06:52 PM

    Doing a TRUMP !

    roni Saturday, 18 July 2020 07:32 PM

    Good have it after the elections as the result will not change

    Upali Samarajeewa Sunday, 19 July 2020 04:08 AM

    It is time to think of employing graduates as a new category of Health Officers and Food Safety Officers. country needs professional for progress

    Jaya Sunday, 19 July 2020 06:54 AM

    Good to understand how the Government will behave after August 5th. The public will reap what they sow. The remember the Buddhist teachings.

    FF Sunday, 19 July 2020 11:41 AM

    FOR FEAR OF THE NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES INCREASING


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