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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.


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  • Basil.Mark Monday, 04 January 2021 11:39 AM

    What about the vaccines?When other countries have started the vaccinations why should we lag behind.

    Selvakumar Monday, 04 January 2021 11:40 AM

    Who will be given the support for this period in sri lanka???

    Dicky Monday, 04 January 2021 12:19 PM

    We are fully aware of it. We are no fools. Our only hope is that you people will not make it worse.

    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 04 January 2021 04:15 PM

    The issue is these guys in government service think the people are idiots like them. Was it not the minister you serve who boldly claimed that SL is Covid Free ?

    Bernard Monday, 04 January 2021 05:23 PM

    This is a life and death issue and don't followine most This is a life and death issue and it is hoped that the government will not follow the lowest bidder policy adopted for other commodities and instead should import the vaccine most suitable for our country no matter what it costs.

    Diana Perera Monday, 04 January 2021 05:55 PM

    Wen tourists r brought down to suit the whims of politicians please quarantine them in the politicians palatial residences and test n treat them n send the billls for payment to the politicians concerned.


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