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Health officials warn: Risk of Covid-19 spreading in society still prevails

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Sri Lanka is still not secure in terms of Covid-19 due to individuals arriving from foreign countries and thus the risk of the virus spreading still prevails in the country, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera warned.

He told the Daily Mirror that there was a risk of Covid-19 spreading from illegal migrants arriving from India via sea route.

Against this backdrop, he claimed that people had taken health guidelines for granted and added if they continued to do so, they would have to face the consequences.

“Persons subjected to the quarantine process or medical care can mistakenly associate themselves with the society. In such a situation, if people had not followed necessary health practices, the whole society would be at stake. Hence, there is a possibility of leaking any positive case into society resulting in a high-risk situation,” Dr. Samaraweera said.

Moreover, he said the vaccines that has been discovered are still under testing and none of them are yet fit to be used.

Meanwhile, the Epidemiology Unit said the toll of Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka yesterday rose to 3,233 with three more recovered patients being discharged from hospitals.

It said a total of 134 patients are still under medical care at hospitals while the total confirmed cases stand at 3,380. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Shunmugam Friday, 02 October 2020 04:29 AM

    Doctors are supposed to CURE diseases. This is what the world believes of the doctors. In reality all theses doctors do is to wait for the cures to arrive from the Scientists. How we have been fooled by the doctors.

    Critical Friday, 02 October 2020 11:08 AM

    People nowadays speak more about 20A and not much about cv19.we are still very much prone to cv19 follow the strict guidelines given by the health authorities


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