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Several areas almost reached community Transmission stage: PHIs


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Replying to the statements constantly made by health authorities that there is no community spread in the country, the Public Health Inspectors’ Union said several areas in the country have almost reached the community transmission stage.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Secretary M. Balasooriya said random cases were reported from areas like Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bloemendhal, Grandpass and Borella where the positive cases were reported having no connection to the existing clusters.

“Community transmission takes place when cases are reported with no links to the prevailing clusters. Though authorities say such cases have not been reported, we as people on the ground have come across such cases where source remains unknown,” he underlined.

‘Such cases have also been reported from the Kurunegala District as well,” he added. He said in a situation where cases had been reported from all the districts, the people and authorities should be more cautious of the scenario.

When asked whether they have communicated in this regard to relevant authorities, Balasooriya said they had alerted the situation to relevant officials.

He also said the prevailing set up in the country was adequate to address the situation.

However, it should be done with a proper monitoring process.

“Several areas like Bloemendhal, declared as isolated areas are not secure as travel restriction was not properly observed and checked.

Therefore, it is of utmost significance to carefully monitor the situation and see whether everything is on the correct track,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 21

  • Abeygunaratna Thursday, 12 November 2020 06:25 AM

    Bravo! Speak up the truth if you want the masses to understand wake up to the reality.

    Chux Thursday, 12 November 2020 06:49 AM

    Why the government repeatedly said that community spread will not happen

    TMA Thursday, 12 November 2020 07:46 AM


    Kolomba Gentleman Thursday, 12 November 2020 07:52 AM

    How can they tell no community transmission when some people are dying of covid and its detected only after their death? it takes about a 18 days average to die from covid. I assume pcr not done on these patients because there is no connection to peliyagoda or menuwangoda clusters. if we assume mortality rate is 2% and if two people die of covid today then you can conclude about 100 peole are infected 18 days ago.

    Dee Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:09 AM

    Not coming from the 'Sar'. So how can we believe?

    Daniel Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:15 AM

    Community transmission started more than five months ago! At that time Kandakadu rahab centre got the virus from the community and cause further transmissions to wider community.

    Upalijayasekera Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:19 AM

    They are commenting on a problem and on the other hand indicating of some measures to be taken why cant they bring this matter to the task force? This is political and revange type statements emergong from bankarupt opposition.

    BigEars Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:22 AM

    This is what the Opposition was claiming and hotly denied by the Ministry of Health and the Bud. Now what? Negotiate with drug manufactures and get down the vaccines urgently.

    Scientists are Gods Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:39 AM

    Doctors,Doctors,Doctors, what can they do to stop the community transmission ? Nothing, zero. Only solution is social actions and indigenous medicines until the brilliant Biologists and Chemists come up with a vaccine and save the humanity.

    ANTON Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:07 AM


    Ranjan Gurusinghe Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:12 AM

    This report is absolutely corrected. Heath Department says there will be more clusters in the country if we don’t fulfil the health guidelines. There are definitely more clusters already in. It looks like the situation is beyond control. Health authorities should have some future plans sooner rather than later

    Andy Capp Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:19 AM

    Thankfully, we have somebody with their feet on the ground! Those at higher levels, living in the skies do not look down!!!

    Sarasavi Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:27 AM

    When the citizens of the entire country knew that community transmission had begun long long time ago, the government was vehemently denying it again and again. What is funny in Banana Republic is that what the common man knows, the police and all the military intelligence and the health ministry does not know.

    Gamage Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:33 AM

    All districts.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:17 AM

    But the President was boasting what a great job they did and why they are not getting praised while we keep praising other countries.

    critical Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:53 AM

    A few more days people must strictly adhere to the restrictions imposed by the health authorities and cooperate with the govt. to reduce and curb the spread as much as possible . Govt. Must close down non essential shops in Pettah as people can live without fancy goods,footwear,electrical goods etc.

    SODHA Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:00 AM

    How long will the Govt, Health Authorities

    Mike Revere Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:03 AM

    Its peoples lives that matter, not the deceptive praise

    F Siriwardena Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:11 AM

    Despite this they decided to remove the lockdown not considering the health of the general public..

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 12 November 2020 07:33 PM

    At least now, govt should admit the reality and this was first imported from China and this new one from India.

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 12 November 2020 07:38 PM

    Transmitted from China and present one from India. Govt should admit this now. We await Brandix report from the Labour Minister.

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