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Wearing mask gives similar protection like vaccination

21 Oct 2021 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Sheain Fernandopulle  

The Health authorities urge people to maintain a strict adherence to basic health practices, despite being fully vaccinated.  

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.  

“Wearing masks properly will give protection like the vaccination and it helps keep the virus at bay,” she added.  Hence, Dr. Galhena reiterated the significance of sticking to all basic health practices especially when venturing outside.  She also requested people to minimise outings and avoid unnecessary movement until the country returns to normalcy.