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Wearing a mask gives similar protection like the vaccination and it helps keep the coronavirus at bay, Health officials pointed out.

Consultant Family Physician Dr. Malkanthi Galhena, who is the President of the Association of Specialist Family Physicians, said people seemed to have forgotten the existing health rules when they roam outside.

“Nowadays, people are seen going on trips paying scant respect to the prevalent health rules by which they invite another COVID wave,” she stated.

Hence, Dr. Galhena reiterated the significance of sticking to all basic health practices especially when venturing outside and urged people not to touch the face unnecessarily.

She also requested people to minimise outings and avoid unnecessary movement until the country returns to normalcy. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 11

  • Mmm Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:07 PM

    Then why the hell did u force the vaccine on us

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:08 PM

    Yes, because both of them do nothing. Uncomfortable and waste of your money.

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:12 PM

    This is a strange country is disarray. Some clown makes a statement to get in the news. Then a few days later a contradictory statement. Please, this needs to stop and have on window.

    Sosee Mudya Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:12 PM

    Really? mask = vaccine??? where did this "doctor" study?

    Sasunka Mudalige Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:22 PM

    Wear not 2, but 3 masks to be 100% sure. And also special underwear (2 or 3 also) nogalawa eliyata yanna.

    Roisin Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:01 PM

    Only when you compare it to the crap Sinopharm.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:56 PM

    Can all these "specialists" just keep their mouths shut and stop trying to score brownie points?

    Grace Wednesday, 20 October 2021 10:12 PM

    But masks should be changed after every use.

    Kumar Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:03 AM

    In California, wearing a mask is mandatory when entering many businesses. We wear mask as recommended

    Roger Wild Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:37 AM

    Totally false statement. Wearing a mask reduces the spread of infection from the mask wearer. It does not protect the mask wearer from infection.

    Gee Friday, 22 October 2021 10:22 AM

    Lie


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