Nov 10, 2020

'Covid-19 fatalities will increase if root cause not found'

Former Director of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe says that it would be hard to control the number of fatalities if the root causes behind the recent Covid-19 related deaths are not identified soon.

Every Covid-19 related death had a root cause which should be identified by the government, he said, adding that the second wave should be controlled in a manner quite different to that followed to control the first wave.

 "We are unable to see authorities resorting to a different programme to tackle the second wave. If the relevant sections do not listen to what we have to say, there is no point in talking about how to suppress it either,” he added.