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COVID-19: SL not out of the woods yet, SLMA stresses

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In a situation where there are talks on reopening the country and a gradual decrease in number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) emphasised that the country is still in the red zone in terms of the pandemic.

SLMA President Dr. Padma Gunaratne said the country is not yet out of the danger.

“We are currently at a juncture where the third wave is slowing down. However, there is always a possibility of another wave could emerge. Hence, it is imperative for people to make sure that health guidelines are strictly observed,” she pointed out.

“What is vital here is to decrease the PCR Positivity Rate if we are to experience an actual drop in cases and deaths,” SLMA President underlined.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath requested people, especially the youth to receive their COVID-19 vaccines without being choosy.

“We also ask people not to be carried away by false reports circulating on social media but to rely on statements conveyed by health authorities,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Samson Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:14 PM

    Yes, SL is not out of the woods, how to improve with normal traffic while a curfew is on.

    Doctor hoo Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:35 PM

    Keep the country closed for ever. Every time she opens her filthy mouth she wants to keep the country closed. Stop talking and do your job. You will get your salary at the end of the month whether country is closed or not. Most people are staving. Economy is at its lowest ebb. These people only think about their comfort

    Sam Silva Tuesday, 14 September 2021 05:03 PM

    Why all of you are not in the same page. Each of you has something different to announce.

    A. Perera Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:13 AM

    The country cannot be locked down forever. That is not advisable or practical. We need to open up BUT the government must ENSURE that the people strictly follow the health protocols to avoid another necessitated lockdown. STOP SUGGESTING OR ADVISING PROTOCOLS AND MAKE FOLLOWING THEM LAW.


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