- COVID cases reported on Thursday (28) stood at 1,940
- The number of daily positive cases were ranging around 1,300 in the last few weeks
- This situation has to be taken seriously
- The Delta variant could also be attributed to the rise in cases
By Sheain Fernandopulle
The COVID-19 cases which remained at a moderate level in the recent past have started to slightly soar again bringing the daily COVID cases close to the 2,000 mark.
The number of daily positive cases were ranging around 1,300 in the last few weeks. However, it had now reached close to 2,000. The number of COVID cases reported on Thursday (28) stood at 1,940. It is after a month that the number of active cases surpassed the 1,900 mark, it is reported.
Commenting on the rise in the COIVD cases, Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said this situation had to be taken seriously. “The COVID cases were plateauing at one point; however the cases are now gradually increasing. It is important that we all should act responsibly without letting the number of cases increase further,” he underlined. He also said the Delta variant cases could also be attributed to the rise in cases. “Now, it is no use crying over spilt milk. What should be done is to strictly follow health guidelines and practices,” he stressed.
Thus, he urged people to tow the line if they were to break free from COVID; otherwise, everyone would have to pay the price. “We have also observed that hand-washing and sanitising facilities at public places, workplaces are not in operation in a proper manner,” Dr Herath pointed out.
“Although we initially saw companies and supermarkets maintaining these facilities, now they have taken it for granted. Facilities like cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub should be maintained until further notice,” he added. Meanwhile, Deputy DG warned of COVID clusters due to the ongoing protests that were being held violating health guidelines.
- We have also observed that hand-washing and sanitising facilities at public places, workplaces are not in operation in a proper manner