The Government and Health Authorities must conduct immediate surveillance to locate COVID infected red zones accurately and must impose travel restrictions and zonal lockdowns without further delay, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today warned.
GMOA Secretary Dr. Shenal Fernando said that presently various types of virus variants were spreading rapidly in the world and neighboring country India was already facing a high risk.
The global pandemic situation could affect Sri Lanka at any moment due to the careless behaviour by the people during the New Year season. Due to this, the total daily count was on the rise, he said.
If we were unable to control the situation, it would exceed our health capacity, which is currently at a risk, he said.
Accordingly, the decisions taken by the political leadership, the health sector and the contribution by the public will result in controlling the COVID virus, Dr Fernando said.
Also, the GMOA introduced three strategies such as strengthening the surveillance mechanism, identifying patients and imposing travel restrictions and also make the public aware of the risk of infection through accurate and effective communication, Dr Fernando added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Elwyn Friday, 23 April 2021 06:32 PM
Stable doors were left open for months. The horse has bolted. People like Udayanga should be charged for endangering innocent lives. Govt is busy tearing the opposition to shreds and finding fault with everyone other than themselves.
jayath nandana Friday, 23 April 2021 08:54 PM
What tis "so called " GMOA has ddone sofar ? rather than issueing pressreleases one behind one we see nothing has done whilst his big boss is teaching the simple perera and silvas how to produce coconut oil at home with the aid of "sekkuwa " !!!Now it is high time for GMOA to start a :sekku" supplying programme to public !!!
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