Public urged to avoid providing false information

Public urged to avoid providing false information

Public urged to avoid providing false information

Written by Hassaan Shazuli

03 Apr, 2020 | 11:31 am

COLOMBO (News1st): Authorities have urged the public to avoid concealing any symptoms of COVID – 19 and to avoid making false statements to doctors, as it could thwart efforts to contain the virus.

“COVID – 19 is not caused as a result of your unethical conduct. It does not take place because of a person’s bad character,” DIG Ajith Rohana, who heads the motor traffic range said in a special statement.

Sri Lanka has reported three deaths due to the coronavirus, with the total number of patients standing at 151.

DIG Rohana pointed out that the government with the assistance of intelligence units adopts a three-phased process which includes detecting a patient, treating them in isolation, and tracing their contact points.

“If you move about within the limits of the Western Province, and the districts of Kandy, Puttalam, and Jaffna, please remember the people whom you had contact with,” DIG Rohana requested.

Citing the opinion of medical experts, he pointed out that the spread of the virus has not reached the phase of community transmission in the country.

The World Health Organization has classified the phases of the transmission of the virus into four stages, namely; imported cases, local transmission, community transmission, and the final stage which is an epidemic.

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