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Independence Day celebrations should be held adhering to health guidelines: GMOA

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The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today requested the Government should adhere to strict health guidelines to have a successful and safe 73rd Independence Day celebrations on February 4.

Speaking to the media, GMOA Editor Dr. Haritha Aluthge said enforcement could be made for the Independence day celebrations, but should be mindful to hold the event strictly adhering to Health guidelines.

"Armed forces personnel from various areas of the country would come to Colombo to participate at the parades. That would be a very serious problem and could create more clusters in the country," he said.

Therefore, the Epidemiology Unit should intervene and create an environment to control the situation to ensure a successful Independence day event, Dr. Aluthge added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 10

  • GTG Monday, 01 February 2021 10:24 PM

    Doctors create artificial IMPORTANCE in their duty, in fact, the CORONA is a FAKE AND UTTER MAN MADE HULLABALOO, happens nothing to anybody.

    Brit Tuesday, 02 February 2021 02:42 AM

    Come and take a look at the ICU's here. Ambulances have to wait for hours outside the hospital before the Covid 19 can get hospilitized.

    Anthony Perera Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:40 AM

    You are one silly ass who likes to Bury the hard in the sand.

    Kuda Banda Tuesday, 02 February 2021 01:12 AM

    Lets play the band while the ship is sinking. Obviously, these guys have missed the priorities.

    Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 02 February 2021 04:00 AM

    In fact it shouldn't be held at all. Entirely unnecessary to risk further infections. The patriotic priority is health and food not flag waving.

    Selvakumar Tuesday, 02 February 2021 04:56 AM

    It's great news for every body's but still coronavirus cases to high !!!

    Hamlet Tuesday, 02 February 2021 05:45 AM

    "Independence" for whom? What are we Celebrating? Think about it!

    Mark Anandappa Tuesday, 02 February 2021 10:59 AM

    Did THE GMOA President adhere to health regulations

    vince Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:39 AM

    Why didn't anyone but this strike loving trade unionist think of it. Even an idiot can come with a statement like this which makes Aluthge a dullard of the first order. There is no need to have any celebration in these unprecedented times.

    GAJABA Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:43 AM

    ONLY TALK !!! NO ACTION people dont value the statement of authority since it vioalated by same people.

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