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People will have to live with Covid-19 another two years: Dr. Jayaruwan

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People will have to live with the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic for at least another two years and therefore, people should be prepared to adapt to Covid-19 conditions and live adhering to health rules, Health Ministry Spokesman Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara pointed out today. 

Addressing the media, he said the scientists, who carry out researches on Covid-19 are of the view that if a cure is not found against the virus even during the second wave, a third wave could emerge in January next year, which is more dangerous. 

“According to them, the virus, which poses a higher threat to the senior citizens and children at present, would show no mercy on other people as well in the third wave.      

“Hence, it is absolutely crucial to adhere to the health rules in order to curb the virus, he said. 

Dr. Bandara also raised the point that people in Sri Lanka would have to live with Covid-19 like other countries were doing.

“Some countries are marching forward with development despite the prevalence of Covid-19 pandemic in their countries. However, Sri Lanka has missed a lot of things including economic growth, education in between; we have to fill the gap,” he said.

“As we are well aware of Covid-19 conditions, what should be done is to return to our usual routine adhering to the health guidelines,” he added.

He also stressed that there is no magic other than to live abiding by the health guidelines.

Meanwhile, he said people were attempting to deceive the health and security officials but said “at the end of the day, it is the people who have deceived themselves,” he added. 

“Therefore, dodging the regulations is not the solution for the virus but to follow the given health guidelines, Dr Bandara highlighted. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Chux Friday, 06 November 2020 05:40 PM

    Then what is happening to the vaccine ordered from China???? Do we need a government as UK will have vaccine before the Jan 2021

    vince Friday, 06 November 2020 11:27 PM

    The UK is hoping to have one not will have one. There are still carrying out efficacy testing which could even take 6 months. It is hearsay, not fact.

    Corona Friday, 06 November 2020 05:43 PM

    We might manage with Covid but, can we manage with the government?

    Ali Friday, 06 November 2020 05:44 PM

    Please keep the borders open, there is nothing to do with COVID 19 and closed borders when the virus is already inside the country

    Mm Friday, 06 November 2020 05:51 PM

    Yes, by then the ages, the weak and vulnerable will be all dead

    Wije Friday, 06 November 2020 05:52 PM

    Very true, we can’t run for ever with lockdown. Some media agencies act irreparable manner making people panic instead thier focus should be to educate way to live with virus . It’s utter nonsense to show in news victims houses

    Mario Friday, 06 November 2020 08:00 PM

    Highly agree

    Outlaw Friday, 06 November 2020 06:03 PM

    Suffering people have reasons to deceive the security officials. Stop blaming the people, start caring for the people.

    Nihal Friday, 06 November 2020 06:04 PM

    Why ? Why ? Why ? When we have hundreds of doctors with so much qualifications, MBBS, MRCP, MD,......And furthermore hundreds in the Medical Colleges readying to come out.

    Nimal Friday, 06 November 2020 06:06 PM

    This is a great move and will lead SL to the right path. The above concept was accepted by countries around the world months ago and they have moved on a lot. SL definitely needs to catch up.

    Seb Friday, 06 November 2020 06:16 PM

    Very true! It's everyone's responsibility to adapt and be responsible. Open the country for tourism again and require quarantine, PCR tests, fase masks, social distance to reduce the numbers, have special opening hours in shops for risk groups only and continue life

    vince Friday, 06 November 2020 11:30 PM

    And the tourists will be queuing up to come here? GET REAL, my man.

    Sam Silva Friday, 06 November 2020 06:35 PM

    In two years half of population will be infected with the virus if the government and the public don't take strict precautions.

    Joe Friday, 06 November 2020 06:39 PM

    What happened to Pavithra's vaccine?. She said that who was preparing a vaccine and they have registered themselves to receive it first. Who do you think the people are, cows aimlessly walking the street?.

    Lion Friday, 06 November 2020 06:39 PM

    Just dont bullshit no one knows when this will be over.

    Antony Jude Friday, 06 November 2020 06:43 PM

    Yes. We will have to live with Covid-19 provided Covid-19 vaccine is given to each and everyone.

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Jaye Friday, 06 November 2020 06:44 PM

    Pavithra said it will be over in next few weeks...

    Bernard Friday, 06 November 2020 06:48 PM

    For your information other countries with high incidence of COVID -19 locked down their countries for months to contain the spread of the virus during the first and second waves.

    Roger Galpihilla (Germany) Friday, 06 November 2020 06:52 PM

    An Astrological prediction. I hope it does not come true.

    Iyad Friday, 06 November 2020 06:59 PM

    Corona is everywhere, health rules alone won’t help.

    Jayatissa Friday, 06 November 2020 07:07 PM

    You are very correct,surprising that you have forgotten the affordability of people to find additional money to purchase the requirements such as the following 1. Face Mask 2' Sanitizers 3.Soap - more usage Please note today people are not having money to manage their food,Electricity n water bills. There has to Be some funding to the poor people.It is teasy o advise. Please think of the reality.

    Jayatissa Friday, 06 November 2020 07:07 PM

    You are very correct,surprising that you have forgotten the affordability of people to find additional money to purchase the requirements such as the following 1. Face Mask 2' Sanitizers 3.Soap - more usage Please note today people are not having money to manage their food,Electricity n water bills. There has to Be some funding to the poor people.It is teasy o advise. Please think of the reality.

    DillonDP Friday, 06 November 2020 07:14 PM

    How did you come to a figure of 2 years

    seg Friday, 06 November 2020 07:16 PM

    VVIP vaccine talking, nothing will happen to them

    Ranaweera Friday, 06 November 2020 07:23 PM

    That is a true statement. Applies to the whole world. What Sri lankans should try is to be self sufficient in food.

    Astro Friday, 06 November 2020 07:42 PM

    About the Covid 19, OK! What about the Govt. and Covid 20???

    NSB Friday, 06 November 2020 07:44 PM

    Like the Astrologer/Director at NSB, before 2015, can't we call SOMA???

    duma Friday, 06 November 2020 07:55 PM

    let whole world to adopt cloud tech. then covid will disappear , but ppl will pay monthly sub endlessly

    raj Friday, 06 November 2020 07:57 PM

    He was appointed by the government and he can be removed from the job by the same government if he fails to comply. He might have been asked to make that statement to protect the government from criticism.

    Dee Friday, 06 November 2020 08:18 PM

    But the 'Sar' says it's only cluster cluster. No community spread. So no problems Noh!

    Ramesh Kanth Friday, 06 November 2020 08:24 PM

    So are you trying to say this will be the new normal of the country, you professionals and politicians can extend the period at end of each two years.

    Karrupiah Friday, 06 November 2020 08:30 PM

    I see Dr Jeyanuwan here is a Doctor but I'm pretty sure he is not a virologist !. Virus just like other living things wants to live. for that reason virus needs to evolve. if the virus quickly kills the human host then virus dies with human. that's why virus most often evolves so that it becomes more VIRULENT at.the same time it become less Dangerous ( fatality rate goes down).

    FF Friday, 06 November 2020 08:33 PM

    PEOPLE WILL NOT LIVE WITH COVID. THEREFORE, COVID HAS TO LEAVE. IT HAS AFFECTED ALL KIND OF PEOPLE AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PARLIAMENTARIANS DONT GET AFFECTED. IS IT BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO FAT

    Joe Friday, 06 November 2020 08:36 PM

    When it comes to implimenting the law, following the law people are Sri Lanka are disobedient and indisciplined. Neither do the police and law enforcement do anything about it. 10 days and everything is forgotten. Take seat belts, plastic bags, lane driving, loud exhausts, road discipline - everything is gone to the dogs. It's one thing to talk, another thing to impliment.

    Dr.Siri Friday, 06 November 2020 08:41 PM

    What's the advise for the undertakers as the mortality will increase

    Grace Friday, 06 November 2020 08:49 PM

    Vivid 19 will continue until the next presidential election is held

    SL CITIZEN Friday, 06 November 2020 08:57 PM

    HA! HA!! HAA!! Yes, we should 'THINK' whether we could emulate other countries by adhering to health guideline. Forget the money needed to buy face masks etc. In the first instance, regarding "SOCIAL DISTANCING", is it possible in our buses or trains? How could people travel to work and back home. Even if we utilise more buses, then the roads are not sufficient this number of additional buses. YOU CANNOT COMPARE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES! 1.There are no so-called 'popular' educational instutions in all districts or prvinces within Sri Lanka. That is why there is scramble to get in to Colombo Schools. 2. Even if work from home is introduced, there is no internet facilities for many citizens. 3. Unlike the urbanised population, children in remote areas do not have access to internet to 'study-from-home' ONLINE! ALSO, please note other countries have locked down, when necessary. Australian VICTORIA area has come out of it whereas several countries in Europe are under lock down.

    Moorthy Badulla Friday, 06 November 2020 09:06 PM

    Reduce the price of Face mask and Sanitizer or give them at concessionary rates so that the poor can use them.

    ajja Friday, 06 November 2020 09:18 PM

    This Doctor must be dreaming

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Friday, 06 November 2020 09:33 PM

    There is no need to wear face masks and follow social distancing for most of the population who are young and healthy. In this population there are only very few deaths. Only the elderly and people with serious medical problems need to be protected. The infection should be allowed to spread in the rest of the population so that herd immunity will be achieved in few months instead of years. High dose vitamin D3 and Dexamethasone will prevent most of the deaths. Widespread testing and contact tracing is useless to prevent the spread. Only symptomatic people need to be tested.

    Steve Christopher De Bruin Friday, 06 November 2020 09:34 PM

    This government doesn't give a dame about the people now they want to wash their hands by putting the blame on the people. That stupid cow Pavithra is missing now. This is all bull...

    Sen Friday, 06 November 2020 09:44 PM

    All restrictions,warnings,fines and jail terms only on common man, but government breaks all rules ,according to its whims and fancies,example,non of these rules adhered in Mr.thondaman's funeral, for political gain

    karthik Friday, 06 November 2020 10:13 PM

    Well said what else we can do but the biggest question is whether this virus will allow us to live.

    Logan Friday, 06 November 2020 10:16 PM

    Of all the comments, only one comment from Nihal which stands out. What is the point of creating doctors and putting them in charge of clinical medicine when they have no answers for Covid-19. Politicians all over the world ponder on this . Replace doctors with Scientists.

    George Friday, 06 November 2020 11:25 PM

    You have just started to taste blood money, are you sure you will give up in 2 years. I will vouch my life that even if you find a genuine cure, I doubt you will release it without the bugs.

    Victor Friday, 06 November 2020 11:49 PM

    Atleast now stop all the dramas and open the airport, don't be like a frog in the well, try to learn from other countries how they are fighting the covid-19. Don't make the life of the people so deficult.

    Gomis Friday, 06 November 2020 11:53 PM

    I heard similar story from a university professor in the USA. The vaccine testing to be completed in 2021 and another year (in 2022) for American people to accept the veracity of the clinical test results and take the vaccination. That means Americans will most likely be taking it in 2022. Not sure how long a proper vaccine reach Sri Lanka.

    Doctor Grim Reaper Saturday, 07 November 2020 12:33 AM

    This guy is a real .....

    Odin Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:33 AM

    Inreply to Dillon DP:- 'A little Covid-19 virus whispered in his ear!!!

    Odin Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:34 AM

    Will there be people alive to contact the virus by then?

    gry Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:46 PM

    Who said? utter liar.

    ghry Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:50 PM

    Mr. Doctor! you have no knowledge about international affairs,


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