May 31, 2020

GMOA warns of 2nd Covid-19 wave

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has warned of a second wave of the novel coronavirus as crowds continued to gather in parts of Kotagala to pay their respects to former Minister Arumugam Thondaman, disregarding quarantine curfew.

The GMOA noted that their regional officers have alerted them to large crowds gathering and said that this could affect the entire country.

Crowds have been reported regardless of the curfew being imposed over the weekend in the Nuwara Eliya district.

Noting that there are only two active Covid-19 clusters at the moment, the GMOA warns that if the situation is not kept under control it could result in the second wave.

They add that failure to follow health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, including at funerals of top Ministers, could pose a threat.

62 cases yesterday

The total number of Covid-19 cases found in Sri Lanka so far, increased to 1620 as 62 new cases were identified yesterday (30).

In a media release, the Government Information Department quoted the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe as to saying that a soldier who had close contact with the Sri Lankan returnees from Kuwait has contracted Covid-19.

The soldier was attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake, the media release had added.

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