Act responsibly to curb COVID spread

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Public Health Inspectors urged the Health Ministry and the Government to act with more responsibility in the control and preventions of Covid-19.

President of the Public Health Inspectors Union Sri Lanka (PHIUSL), Upul Rohana yesterday (23) lamented that although there was a degree of immunity, the careless behavioural patterns may turn the situation into catastrophic proportions. A majority of fever patients in village areas test positive for Covid-19. While parents send children to school even when they show Covid symptoms, while adults report to work even when they are showing viral symptoms.

 “As a country we will face many health problems if the government and Health Ministry do not follow a more responsible methodology to prevent and control the infection but allows the spread of Covid,” he warned.

From, 14 August 2022 till Sunday (21) a total 1,220 cases of the viral infection have been detected.

Very few children were taking the second shot of the Covid vaccine. Also those taking the second booster shot amongst the adult population of the country were also very poor, he said.  

According to statistics taken by the Epidemiology Unit only 0.80% of the Sri Lankan population had obtained the second booster dose till Sunday (21).