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COVID situation not yet gone out of hand: Health Ministry

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The COVID-19 situation in the country has not yet gone out of hand, despite an average of 800 cases being reported every day, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said today.

Addressing the media, he said the reason for the surge in COVID-19 cases could be seen as easing of lockdown regulations.

“It should be noted that people have also taken health guidelines for granted. Therefore, it is the responsibility of people to abide by the health guidelines", he pointed out.

“According to the analysis in hand, whenever there is a spike in COVID-19 cases, the main source could be a wedding or a funeral or organizing a function ,” he underlined.

Thus, he said it is utmost importance that people follow Health guidelines whenever they participate in such events.

Meanwhile, commenting on the vaccination programme, he said there have been no incidents where adverse (side) effects observed on individuals after being vaccinated.

  Comments - 8

  • Dee Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:26 PM

    Of course not! It's fully 'under'control. 'under'! And with 'identified cluster'!

    Jailor Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:53 PM

    Hold on to it tight, do not let it escape.

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:53 PM

    Define 'out of hand'.

    Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:05 PM

    Doctor what you mean it has not gone out of your hand but it's all over the country .. Keep spinning fairy tales ..

    Muhandiram Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:13 PM

    1 Hours ago??????

    Sam Silva Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:46 PM

    Please addressee your concerns directly to the politicians first. They make the rules and break them at the same time.

    vithura Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:04 AM

    Yeah, we believe you!

    brainmaster Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:46 PM

    Master of fairy tales

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