Local News: At yesterday’s media briefing, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that not one single positive COVID-19 patient was registered during the first half of the day (25), setting an example to the world. He said, however, that preserving distance was important in holding the Coronavirus at bay in the future too.
The minister also noted today at Covid-19’s National Operation Center for Prevention that, following frequent appeals, some people still don’t pay attention to health alerts and are gathering.
She said some pharmacy workers and the Colombo Municipality’s cleaning staff were engaged in their work without following the safe distance law. She said this situation could make things take a turn for the worse.
Therefore, she urged the public to obey the guidance provided to them by the health authorities on the President’s directions, who has taken every step possible to ensure people’s protection.
Minister Wanniarachchi noted that Sri Lanka is in a much better condition compared to countries like Italy, as the government has taken stringent steps to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
The minister therefore advised the public to keep a distance of about a meter at all times, and to wash hands with soap when entering their homes and to ensure proper hygiene.