Health Ministry responds to Qatar govt travel advisory

Health Ministry responds to Qatar govt travel advisory

Health Ministry responds to Qatar govt travel advisory

Written by Keshala Dias

07 Apr, 2017 | 10:11 am

The Ministry of Health has responded to a travel advisory issued by the government of Qatar, with regard to Sri Lanka, over the AH1N1 fever that is spreading across the country.

Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrama said, steps are being taken to send a letter in this regard to the Qatari government through Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry.

A communique released by the Health Ministry points out that the AH1N1 virus has not reached the level of an epidemic.

The communique notes that the adverse climatic conditions being experienced in the country at present, has given rise to the spread of the fever at various locations, especially in the districts of Kandy, Monaragala, Kilinochchi and Jaffna.

The communique further notes that compared to the first two months of 2017, the patient numbers being reported has significantly decreased.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry states that discussions are being held at Embassy level with regard to the matter.

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