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Valentine parties would further aggravate COVID-19 threat: GMOA

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Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has warned that it has received information on a series of Valentine parties organised through the Facebook and the internet during the next weekend and that it could worsen the prevailing threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor of the GMOA Dr. Haritha Aluthge told the media yesterday in Colombo that the organisers were already inviting the public through Facebook and the Internet to the parties held at different places in the cities and in the outstations.

“The number of participants would not be restricted by them. At present only wedding receptions, subject to restrictions, are allowed. However, the Valentine parties, if allowed by the authorities regardless of its health hazard would further aggravate the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic,” He said

He requested the authorities to have a check on the proposed Valentine parties and to reconsider any decision to allow them.(Buddhika Kumarasiri)

  Comments - 10

  • Sam Silva Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:26 PM

    Our lankan need no reasons and they have parties very often. Knowing the risks they take, let them face the consequences.

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:28 PM

    Thanks GMOA, the trade union for concerns of the citizens. Can you also highlight the vaccines available today and pressure the government to place orders with the manufactures and vaccinate 70% of the population. Getting vaccine free from the WHO is only a dream.

    Sam Silva Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:28 PM

    It is our medical personal who risk their lives for these irresponsible, self centered and selfish people.

    Sathya Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:09 PM

    Money talks than health concerns

    vince Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:15 PM

    another gem from this guy. Oi, any fool knows that. A large gathering is a no-no. Does this ass think we are fools?

    Tupac Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:21 PM

    Hahaha go to pettah / galleface / malls /cinemas /gyms and see this guy looks like he got dumped on the vday

    Lol Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:39 PM


    mp Monday, 08 February 2021 08:18 AM

    From some of these comments prove that SL people very capable in ridiculing and abusing people. What a dirty kind of people!

    Dennis Monday, 08 February 2021 08:27 AM

    A "Padeniya" party is okay!!!

    Sympathizer Monday, 08 February 2021 09:29 AM

    Give the girls and boys to express themselves because your time has gone

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