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Zika virus: SL on alert, says Minister

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Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said the Government had put up screening facilities for the Zika virus at the Bandaranaike International Airport and instructed the airport officials to be alert on the virus.

Speaking at the Cabinet briefing, the Minister said special attention would be paid on those visiting the country from Latin American and African countries.

“However, no incident of Zika virus had been reported so far in Asian countries,” he said.


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  Comments - 5

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:04 PM

    Hon. Minister, now itself almost 75% of the SriLankan population have become blind, after electing your Govt. that is enough.... and enough.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:05 PM

    First check your eyes Hon. Minister, something wrong....

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:07 PM

    The way it is going in Srilanka, by the end of this year, almost everyone will lose their eye sight due to lack of proper food.

    mohan Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:52 PM

    we should have permanent screening in airport like Singapore.

    Kanishka Friday, 29 January 2016 05:35 PM

    Sad that even when the government does a good thing, the people in this country (and some of those who commented already) have nothing to do other than complain about that as well. Grow up.

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