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Health officials yesterday insisted that the coronavirus situation in Sri Lanka was still under control. Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said that although a number of infected people have been found in several parts of the country, it has not spread out of control.

Dr. Herath told reporters that officials have noted that the virus is spreading from one person to another as opposed to one person to two people.

He said that if the virus had spread from one person to two people or more, then the number of infected people would be double by today.

As a result, he asserted that the situation was under control and could be further arrested with the support of the public.

However, public health inspectors had earlier noted that a high level of transmission of the coronavirus had been reported from outside the Colombo District.

Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Association, Secretary, M. Balasooriya said that a high number of Covidinfected people are being detected on a regular basis from outside Colombo.

He said a large number of COVIDinfected people had been reported from the Gampaha, Badulla, Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Matara, Matale, and Ampara Districts over the last few days.(Easwaran Ratnam)

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  • Priyantha Perera Friday, 12 February 2021 09:18 AM

    Do not know where it is under control ? when for the third straight day number of cases were 900. Who is fooling whom??

    Srilankan Friday, 12 February 2021 01:40 PM

    He is fooling 6.9 million.

    DPerera Friday, 12 February 2021 02:18 PM

    That means situation is out of control. Nurses union saying actual number of positive cases recently are more than what was reported.

    Joshua Friday, 12 February 2021 02:24 PM

    will you keep your trap shut without telling us continuous lies??

    Ram Friday, 12 February 2021 02:26 PM

    If the situation is under control why have all these rules to observe. They can be relaxed

    Ahamed Friday, 12 February 2021 02:34 PM

    He is not but switched to talk as per instruction.

    Pat Namasi Friday, 12 February 2021 07:20 PM

    What is the number of infected persons to be ‘out of control’? Unacceptable assertion Dr.


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