People will have to live with the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic even this year and therefore, they should be prepared to adapt to the conditions and live adhering to health guidelines, Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardane said.
He said this after paying an inspection tour to the new kidney hospital within the Polonnaruwa General Hospital.
"Controlling the virus is very difficult with keeping the country open. But the Government has to spend more than Rs.60 million per day for PCR tests, " Dr. Gunawardane said.
To get the necessary funds for these tests, the country's production activities should be continued, he added.