An increasing tendency of spreading Covid-19 among children was observed once again, Consultant Paediatrician at Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children Dr. Deepal Perera said.
He told reporters that the number of children who were admitted to the LRH for Covid-19 has increased when compared to last week.
Dr. Perera said if people disregard health practices and roam freely, the schools would have to be closed down again.
“We need to keep the schools open for the children to gain an education. If we try to take undue advantage out of this situation and go on trips and visit relatives, we will have to close down our school system again. We can see the number of vehicles on the road has increased. Buses have started to overcrowd again,” he said. He said people should strictly adhere to health practices at home and when they venture outside and requested the parents to ensure that their children also follow health guidelines properly.(Ajith Siriwardana)