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It would take at least another one month to bring the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster under control, Dr. Hemantha Herath, Deputy Director General (Public Health) said yesterday.

Speaking to media, he said considering the situation at present, the situation where cases were being reported in hundreds would prevail for another one and half weeks.  

“Accordingly, the cluster would be completely cleared in another six weeks,” Dr. Herath said.  

However, he stressed that it is absolutely pivotal to maintain the same momentum of the health, security officials and the general public.

Referring to the reports circulated on social media that the Health Ministry is passing the responsibility of a spike of Covid cases to the people, he emphasised that they have not evaded the responsibility but have been working hard to contain the virus in the country.  

Meanwhile, Dr. Herath said the number of Covid-19 cases being reported in the country has comparatively declined.  

“This does not mean that a higher number of cases would not be reported in future. However, as far as the current scenario is concerned, the number of cases has somewhat decreased.  

He also said positive cases had been reported from unexpected areas. Thus, if this situation increased, there may be a possibility to experience a surge in cases,” he underlined.  

In addition, Dr. Herath said there are over 1000 beds in 49 hospitals still vacant to treat Covid-19 patients.

“The number of remaining beds can fluctuate with the detection of fresh Covid cases,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 

 

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  • Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 04 November 2020 07:38 AM

    Doctor with due respect to your knowledge don't you think giving time lines is what made us lose focus ? Remember you live in Sri Lanka where the level of primitive thinking is such that your minister dumps Voodoo pots into the river. So please don't give time lines that you yourself cannot justify to the public

    Mm Wednesday, 04 November 2020 07:45 AM

    Thank you brandix

    Mark Wednesday, 04 November 2020 07:51 AM

    If that can be done it is a great achievement. Our Country is undergoing this pandemic due to the irresponsibility of our Government and the concerned authorities. Still they are fooling the public saying no community spread. May be the affected must have fallen from the sky.

    Gamage Wednesday, 04 November 2020 07:54 AM

    This assumes there is no community transmission. How true is that assumption?

    Lal Wednesday, 04 November 2020 08:25 AM

    YES SIR! You’re absolutely correct. It will take another three months. You can still read world wide news. Our health minister. M. !! She was started from end of March on no more coronavirus!!!!! You can read her all about this virus. She was very far away from knowledge about Virus. Thanks

    Udaya Wednesday, 04 November 2020 08:36 AM

    You mean that you will take control of the situation give the people some kind of confidence. People are innocent n they have no money to even live today with this crisis. Please consider our request n please work towards controlling the situation..

    Udaya Wednesday, 04 November 2020 08:36 AM

    You mean that you will take control of the situation give the people some kind of confidence. People are innocent n they have no money to even live today with this crisis. Please consider our request n please work towards controlling the situation..

    Apa-Vithra Wednesday, 04 November 2020 08:41 AM

    Why are you silent about Brandix who is to be blamed for all this chaos??

    Hansi Wednesday, 04 November 2020 08:56 AM

    Thats what they said the before time as well

    FF Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:17 AM

    WILL 3RD WAVE START SOON AFTER THAT??

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:25 AM

    Please don't use idiotic statements such as "completely cleared in another six weeks", this shows the level of incompetency and unprofessionalism in Sri Lanka's educated such as you. This is a pandemic affecting the whole world

    Dr.Siri Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:31 AM

    Being so knowledgeable, if you had advised the authorities for a two week total lockdown of Srilanka when the very first case of Brandix was detected all these miseries could have been avoided

    Ram Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:33 AM

    This means more curfew and more starvation for daily wage earners

    Ravi Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:38 AM

    Another fortune teller.

    dilan Wednesday, 04 November 2020 11:13 AM

    fortune teller?? He explains the current aituarion. U want others to say that 1000 will die a day...10000 patients a day etc etc....jealous nasty fellow u r

    Lala Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:59 AM

    If not are you going to Resign !

    Ellen Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:16 AM

    Can you look in your crystal ball and tell me how long I'll live?

    Ellen Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:16 AM

    Can you look in your crystal ball and tell me how long I'll live?

    Devendra William Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:42 AM

    Is it not a mad decision to let the positive cases to go home after 10 days without a 2nd PCR test. You are trying to save PCR kits, where as about 1500 PCR kits have expired. This is ridiculous.

    Bernard Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:44 AM

    We cannot trust the authorities anymore as the government boasted that they had contained the COVID -19 at the time of the elections but what has happened now. So don't ame the people now!

    Jehan Wednesday, 04 November 2020 11:14 AM

    It’s in the community as gots failed. Muttiamma failed. All monks failed. Accept it, and deal with it. Declassifying China virus deaths as others won’t help.More people have died than the official figure. We are not living in China ccp. We know.

    Dr.Siri Wednesday, 04 November 2020 04:12 PM

    402 cases yesterday

    abdul Wednesday, 04 November 2020 04:36 PM

    yes sir yes sir three backs foools

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 04 November 2020 07:00 PM

    BUT, we can realise it earlier if the Hon. Minister/Health keeps to her promise by jumping to the sea for the good of the people!

    FF Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:11 PM

    HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE PANDEMIC TO END. WONT YOU NEED ANY VACCINES OR OTHER MEDICINES? GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY


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