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Though the Epidemiology Unit saying that the COVID-19 virus still not emerging from the community, the number of patients who are existing in society is more serious than we think, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said.

Addressing the media GMOA Editor Dr. Haritha Aluthge said after studying the reports, it is clear that where the virus is heading to.

He said many cases reported have proven that the virus has started to move out of the WP.

"The number of COVID-19 positive cases recorded during Rapid Antigen Tests conducted in persons who had left the WP. These recoveries give alarming signs of the virus spreading out of WP," Dr. Aluthge said. 

Therefore, swift and wise decisions must be taken to bring the situation under control, he reiterated.

"The random COVID-19 tests carried out in every places find at least one positive case," he said.

Hence, the number of PCR tests should be increased.

 However, the GMOA claimed that the number of PCR tests conducted daily had declined compared to the previous months. This is not a good sign, because COVID-19 is like a hidden bomb in the community, Dr. Aluthge added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Ram Thursday, 07 January 2021 02:04 AM

    Yahapalanaya declined to act on the dictation of GMOA and they struck work many a time. Present Government is not listening to GMOA but listen to the Security forces. Ideal time for GMOA to repeat their strike action if they are brave enough.

    Sam Silva Thursday, 07 January 2021 03:49 AM

    Just woke up!!

    BigEars Thursday, 07 January 2021 04:26 AM

    The GMOA is a trade union and a joke. We the layman know it is a community spread now. They are batting for Gota and this respond now.

    Muthutantri fernando Thursday, 07 January 2021 04:53 AM

    You need to tell this to the government, not to the public.

    Selvakumar Thursday, 07 January 2021 05:20 AM

    In sri Lanka coronavirus heading may be West provinc, but it's moved all over the sri Lanka !!!

    Mm Thursday, 07 January 2021 05:31 AM

    Annoying bunch telling us what we know. It’s this government that doesn’t seem to know and keep importing tourists and not its citizens in

    Lumbini Thursday, 07 January 2021 05:34 AM

    Dear GMOA, Could you stop your policy of blindly supporting the government? Those days you were stoping work regularly against the government (including against free trade agreements). What happened to you? What a shame!

    abeygunaratna Thursday, 07 January 2021 06:30 AM

    Legislators, in a safety bubble, thinking economy more than human lives

    Chux Thursday, 07 January 2021 07:20 AM

    People do not trust you as you are a branch of phottuwa government


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