As authorities in China, the country where Coronavirus was first discovered, have widened lockdowns in multiple cities due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has also urged Sri Lankans to abide by health guidelines, warning that the virus was far from over.
Medical Technology Services Director and Coordinator in charge of COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health Dr. Anver Hamdani told Daily Mirror that even todate Sri Lanka was experiencing 400 new cases per day with at least 10 deaths.
“We are not an alienated nation from the globe. Anytime, anything is possible as it is evident with the curbs being imposed by China at present due to the spike in cases which might eventually see a new variant,” Dr Hamdani pointed out.
“Though we cannot predict the future in terms of the virus, what should be done is to do our part, which is to comply with health practices, in order to prevent ourselves from getting into trouble,” Dr Hamdani added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)